NAWAIWAQT GROUP
 
 
 
Hillary rebukes Taliban on stopping talks
 
 
 


WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has delivered a stern rebuke to the Taliban, who say they are stopping peace negotiations with the United States, reported CNN on Thursday.
“What the Taliban do is up to them,” Clinton said Wednesday at the State Department after a meeting with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul. “We have been clear we are prepared to continue discussions, and our goal is to open the door so that Afghans can be negotiating among and between themselves.” “We are not stopping our efforts to support the security of Afghanistan while we try to see whether there is an opportunity for negotiations. So, really, at this point, the choice is up to them.”
“Reconciliation,” which also is supposed to include the Afghan government in what the US calls an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned” process, “is going to be a very long-term process...there’s nothing quick or easy about it,” Clinton told reporters.

 
 
on epaper page 10
 
 
more in International

BEIRUT :  Syrian war planes bombed positions belonging to the militant Islamic State gr...

DONETSK, Ukraine: Ukraine on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels of shelling a convoy of civil...

 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus
 
 
NAWAIWAQT GROUP