July 1, 2013

Taliban Rejects Talks as Britain's Cameron Tours Region

VoANews via Afghanistan Sun | Sunday 30th June, 2013 | ISLAMABAD  - International-backed efforts to seek a negotiated end to the 12 years of grinding war in Afghanistan have suffered another blow after Taliban rebels apparently rejected conditions for proposed peace talks. The development comes as British Prime Minister David Cameron concluded a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of efforts to revive the stalled peace process. In its first formal reaction following the opening of the controversial Taliban political office nearly two weeks ago in Qatar, the Afghan insurgent group has harshly criticized the United States and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for allegedly "wasting time" and making "false commitments" regarding proposed peace talks. READ MORE

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