Posts Tagged ‘Islamabad’
Here’s why I warned you to take a deep breath before believing all the latest rumblings – from a Pakistani media outlet:
During the talks, the representatives of the US and the Karzai regime had their own preconditions, the most important being that the Taliban militia should accept Afghanistan’s new constitution and join the political mainstream under the existing system of governance.
The Americans also wanted the Ameer of the Afghhan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar to ditch Al-Qaeda and help arrest Osama bin Laden. The talks eventually failed due to the obstinacy of the Taliban representatives who wanted the withdrawal of the US-led allied forces from Afghanistan before initiating a formal dialogue with the US and the Karzai administration.
The sources? Unnamed Pakistani Foreign Office sources and “well informed diplomatic circles in Islamabad”.
Move on folks, nothing to see here.