Skip to comments.Afghan relations with Pakistan at new low
Posted on 04/04/2013 6:51:55 PM PDT by haffast
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Thursday of placing unacceptable conditions on efforts to bring peace to the country after nearly 12 years of war, the latest in a series of barbed exchanges that has sunk relations between the two neighbors to a new low.
A breakdown in ties threatens to hinder or even paralyze attempts to lure the Taliban to the negotiating table. That's a key goal of the United States and its allies as they work for a peaceful solution in Afghanistan ahead of the final pullout of foreign combat forces in 20 months.
Afghanistan and its international backers consider Pakistan a critical player in bringing the Taliban and other militant groups into peace talks. Pakistan holds dozens of Taliban prisoners and has been accused of backing the insurgents in an effort to be able to exert influence in Afghanistan after foreign troops leave.
A senior Pakistan official said, however, that Islamabad remained committed to reconciliation.
That's why Pakistan recently released 26 Afghan Taliban prisoners from its jails, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Pakistan remains in contact with members of the Taliban who have been empowered to talk about reconciliation, he said.
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Paaaakistan = Taliban.
O got bin Laden though.
IMO the only peaceful solution to the Afghanistan problem is to GTF out of there as soon as possible. Before we leave destroy everything we leave there.
The British, the Russians a,d Now the Americans have all ost Afghanistan to the 10th century neanderthals who ive there. Let them beat their wives and screw their goats, get out.
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