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From Islamabad, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.
JULIE MCCARTHY: In a written statement today, the army admitted shortcomings in developing intelligence on the presence of bin Laden in Pakistan. Pakistan's foreign secretary, Salman Bashir, also told a news conference speculation that elements within Pakistan's CIA counterpart, the ISI, were providing cover to bin Laden was absolutely wrong.
SALMAN BASHIR: In fact - and this is what has been admitted even by the United States government - that some of the leaks that led to the identification of this particular place resulted from the information-sharing between the ISI by CIA.
MCCARTHY: It also warned archrival India, which might be tempted to emulate the U.S., that any misadventure would meet a strong response. Again Foreign Secretary Bashir.
BASHIR: Make no mistake: The nation as a whole and our state institutions are determined to uphold our sovereignty and to safeguard our security.
MCCARTHY: Former Air Vice Marshal Shahzad Chaudhry says the Pakistan army is deeply frustrated by the way the Americans have disregarded what he says is a clear understanding that operations on Pakistan's territory must be done by Pakistani forces.
SHAHZAD CHAUDHRY: Here, the U.S. military violates that particular red line, so to say, or the understanding that has existed and perhaps ends up embarrassing Pakistan to the utmost.
MCCARTHY: Julie McCarthy, NPR News, Islamabad.
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