Thursday, October 14, 2010

What Price Peace in Afghanistan?

WASHINGTON, Oct 13: The United States has agreed to consider removing more Taliban militants from a UN sanctions list to facilitate peace talks in Afghanistan but is still reluctant to participate in the process.

At a briefing at the State Department, spokesman Philip Crowley also said that America’s relations with Pakistan had normalised after Islamabad reopened a Nato supply line earlier this week.

On Monday, a new Afghan peace council, set up by the Karzai government, said that the peace process in Afghanistan could jumpstart if the United States were to make a few gestures such as releasing more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and supporting the removal of Taliban figures from the UN sanctions list.

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