Afghan president says U.S. should start talks with Taliban or leave




 
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Afghan president says U.S. should start talks with Taliban or leave
 
January 25th, 2014  
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Afghan president says U.S. should start talks with Taliban or leave
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. The president said pressing ahead with talks with the Taliban, in power from 1996-2001, was critical to ensure that Afghanistan was not left with a weak central government. "Starting peace talks is a condition because we want to be confident that after the signing of the security agreement, Afghanistan will not be divided into fiefdoms," he said.




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