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Sunday, November 16, 2008
17:48 Mecca time, 14:48 GMT
News CENTRAL/S. ASIA
Karzai ready to meet Taliban chief
Karzai has always insisted that his government is ready to hold talks with
'Afghan Taliban' who have no al-Qaeda links [EPA]
Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has said he will go to "any length" to
protect Mullah Omar, the fugitive leader of the anti-government Taliban, in
exchange for peace.
Karzai said in Kabul on Sunday he would offer the protection even if it meant
defying Afghanistan's international partners, who could remove him from his job
or leave the country in disagreement.
His comments come as international political and military leaders are
considering whether negotiating with the Taliban is necessary as the group
gains sway in large areas of Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan with Omar at the helm from 1996 to 2001, was
driven from government in a US-led invasion for sheltering al-Qaeda after the
September 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington.
Omar is wanted by the US and has a multi-million-dollar reward on his head.
"If I hear from him that he is willing to come to Afghanistan or to negotiate
for peace ... I, as the president of Afghanistan, will go to any length to
provide protection," Karzai said.
"If I say I want protection for Mullah Omar, the international community has
two choices - remove me or leave if they disagree."
"If I am removed in the cause of peace for Afghanistan by force by them, than I
will be very happy," Karzai said.
"If they disagree, they can leave. But we are not in that stage yet."
"Right now I have to hear from the Taliban leadership that they are willing to
bring peace for Afghanistan. They must prove themselves," he said.
He said that his government would accept no pre-conditions from the Taliban.
"If they want to negotiate only for the sake of peace, they are welcome,"
No direct response
Omar has not directly responded to Karzai's calls, but spokesmen associated
with the Taliban have previously said their participation in any talks depends
on the withdrawal of US and other foreign troops from the country.
Karzai has for years pushed for peace talks with the Taliban as a way to end
the violence in Afghanistan.
However, he has always insisted that his government would only consider talks
with "Afghan Taliban" who do not have ties with al-Qaeda and agree to lay down
their weapons and accept the post-Taliban constitution.
In September, Taliban members met Afghan and Pakistani officials during a
dinner hosted by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, but there were no concrete
results from the meeting.
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