Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kabul urges Islamabad to abandon talks with militants

WASHINGON, May 17: Afghanistan has joined the growing chorus in Washington against Pakistan�s peace efforts in the tribal areas, urging it to abandon its talks with militants.

In a breakfast meeting with reporters, Afghan Ambassador Said T. Jawad said Pakistan�s attempt to arrange a �separate peace� with militants was a cause of concern for Afghanistan.

�To us, the intention doesn�t matter very much, frankly. It is the consequences, the outcome,� he said.

�We know from experience in the past that the outcome of these kinds of separate peace deals, without including provisions for cross-border infiltrations, will lead to further violence against Afghans, Nato and coalition forces.�

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