US official: Pakistan says US can meet Osama wives

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday, May 9, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. official says Pakistan has informed the U.S. that it will grant access to Osama bin Laden's wives, a key request by the White House.

Despite simmering relations between the two countries over the unannounced raid by Navy SEALs on Pakistani soil, the official said the U.S. expects to have access to bin Laden's three wives soon.

The White House said Monday that it was very interested in interviewing the women, who could provide information about bin Laden's life in hiding. The women have been in Pakistani custody since the SEALs helicoptered away from the compound with bin Laden's body.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private
discussions between the two countries. There was no immediate
confirmation from Pakistan in the pre-dawn hours in Islamabad.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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