Pakistan says "not possible" for U.S. envoy to visit: official

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Posted: Jan 18, 2012 12:54 AM
Pakistan says "not possible" for U.S. envoy to visit: official

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has told U.S. special envoy Marc Grossman that it is "not possible at the moment" for him to visit the country, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday, a move that could heighten tensions between the uneasy allies.

He did not elaborate on the reasons.

Relations between Islamabad and Washington plunged to the lowest point in years when a NATO cross-border air attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on November 26.

(Reporting by Qasim Nauman; Writing by Serena Chaudhry; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)