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Officials: US and Pakistan still at impasse over CIA drone strikes
WASHINGTON (AP) ' U.S officials say the White House has no intentions to end CIA drone strikes against militant targets on Pakistani soil. That could set the two countries up for diplomatic tensions after Pakistan's parliament unanimously approved new guidelines for the country's troubled relationship with the United States.
The guidelines allow for the blockade on NATO supplies to be lifted, but also demand a halt to CIA-led missile attacks.
U.S. officials say they will work to find common ground with Pakistan over the coming weeks, but if a suspected terrorist target comes into the laser sights of a CIA drone's hellfire missiles, they will take the shot.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the high stakes diplomatic jockeying.
Pakistan has suggested transferring the drones to its control.