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Aid to Haiti misunderstood by international media: Clinton

world Updated: Jan 27, 2010 16:18 IST

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Expressing outrage at the international criticism of the US military's response to the Haiti earthquake, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has asked its embassies all over the world to respond immediately to all such "misleading" media reports.

"As is often the case, some of the international press either misunderstood or deliberately misconstrued what was a civilian and military response, both of them necessary in order to be able to deliver aid to the Haitians who desperately needed it," Clinton said at a Town Hall meeting yesterday.

"I deeply resent those who attack our country, the generosity of our people, and the leadership of our President in trying to respond to historically disastrous conditions after the earthquake. So what we're asking for is that, people view us fairly," Clinton said responding to such media criticism.

Clinton said the State Department has sent cables to all posts. "We asked our entire teams to be prepared to respond to any misleading media report. And we stood up for who we are and what we represent. We saw the change. We're not going to leave unanswered charges against the US and the kind of work that we do every single day," she argued.