This in from Reuters:
Pakistan’s ties with the United States remain on hold following a NATO cross-border air attack, its foreign minister said on Thursday, and Washington should not push Islamabad to go after militant groups or bring them to the Afghan peace process.
Considering Pakistan’s shared border with Afghanistan, this is no small matter. America’s ties with the nation have strained over the years following what many considered a tight diplomatic bond between then-President George W. Bush and then-Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. Over time, though, suspicious about Pakistan’s intentions and their dealings with the Taliban mounted, putting us where we are today. According to the report, however, it is not the U.S. requesting a re-evalution in ties, but Pakistan, who is still smarting over the May raid that captured and killed terrorist Usama bin Laden and continually refuse to cooperate on joint military actions to combat terrorism in neighboring Afghanistan. Keep an eye on this as we could go from frosty to ice cold in a short time frame.
Adding additional intrigue to the matter is the potential return of Musharraf to the country. He left three years ago after being ousted from power but has openly discussed returning in the coming weeks.