27 Jan '11, 9am

#Rosenthal en de voorwaarden die Karzai zou stellen aan praten met #Taliban , #kunduz #afghanistan

#Rosenthal en de voorwaarden die Karzai zou stellen aan praten met #Taliban , #kunduz #afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed he had been holding unofficial talks with the Taliban "for quite some time," in a bid to end the nine-year war, according to an interview transcript released Sunday. "We have been talking to the Taliban as countryman to countryman, talk in that manner," Karzai told CNN's Larry King when asked about a Washington Post report on "secret high level talks" between the two sides. "Not as a regular official contact with the Taliban with a fixed address but rather unofficial personal contacts have been going on for quite some time," he said in a release of excerpts from the interview, to air in full on Monday. Last week, the Washington Post said the secret talks were believed to involve the Afghan government and representatives authorized by the Quetta Shura, the Afghan Taliban group based in Pakistan, and Taliban leader Mullah O...

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