Obama calls Pakistan leader about NATO airstrikes

WASHINGTON - December 4, 2011

The strikes along the border with Afghanistan last weekend have further strained ties between the U.S. and Pakistan as the Obama administration tries to wind down the war in Afghanistan.

The White House says Obama and Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, reaffirmed theircountries' relationship and agreed to keep in close touch.

Obama called Zardari on Sunday.

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