WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday voiced the hope that Pakistan will deal with the situation arising from the disqualification of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani by the Supreme Court “in a just and transparent manner and in accordance with Pakistan’s own laws and Constitution.”“Well, we have said all along that we expect that Pakistan will resolve any of these internal issues in a just and transparent manner and in accordance with Pakistan’s own laws and own Constitution,” State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in response to a question at the daily Press briefing.“Our understanding is that the Pakistani government itself is meeting now to decide how it goes forward from here,” she added. In making that statement, Nuland articulated the standard US public position on internal crises faced by its allies — not taking any sides.She said throughout this process, which has been going for a number of months now, the US has continued to work with the Pakistani government and try to get through some of the issues in Pakistan-US relations that have been difficult. “It is our hope and expectation that we would be able to continue to do that but they have to work their internal issues internally,”he added.