Washington: A meeting between the military chiefs of the United States and Pakistan was postponed this week due to a wave of violent anti-American protests, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
General Dempsey said he had scheduled a discreet trip to Pakistan to meet Army Chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, but the two agreed to call off the talks amid unrest on the streets of Pakistani cities, reports The News agency.
"I was originally planned to go to Pakistan to meet with General Kayani, and because of some of the issues related to that film, he and I discussed postponing that visit, mostly so that I would give him the time to deal with the issues he was dealing with internally," said General Dempsey.
Pakistan has been rocked by days of violent protests in its major cities as demonstrations have swept Muslim countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia over an anti-Islam film, a crude production by an Israeli-American, which portrays Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer, fraud and a child molester.
First Published: Friday, September 28, 2012, 18:17