Will wait for Pak parliament review to be over: US

The US has said it will wait for the outcome of the Pakistani parliamentary committee review of the nature of bilateral ties, insisting that it is unlikely to go beyond the deep regret which it expressed for the deadly November 26 NATO air strikes.

"I believe that the Parliamentary review is still ongoing, so we'll wait and see the outcome of that," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
Toner said that he is unaware of fresh conditions being imposed by Pakistan on the US.
He was responding to questions on news reports that the Defense Coordination Committee of the Pakistan cabinet in a meeting has demanded an apology and they are specifically going to put some new taxes and custom clearance mechanism in Peshawar for NATO supplies.

"I'm not aware of the customs regulations regarding NATO supplies. The parliamentary review is still ongoing, so we'll wait and see the outcome of that," Toner said.

"We have been very clear since this report was done following the November 26 incident, expressing our regret, our condolences, our sympathies to the Pakistani people, pledging to work more cooperatively with the Pakistani military to ensure that these kinds of incidents don't happen in the future," the official noted.

The US relations with Pakistan suffered a setback after a deadly NATO strike last November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border.

Following the attack, Pakistan blocked NATO supply routes from its soil, asked US to vacate Shamshi air base and said it will review its rules of engagement with the Washington.

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