CBS 2 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Push for Peace in Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) -- President Barack Obama says it's no surprise that there's friction in early efforts to launch peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan's government.
   But Obama says even though the war is still ongoing, there must be a parallel track to political reconciliation.
   Prospects for reconciliation talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government were dampened Wednesday when Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspended security talks with the U.S. and the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. troops.
   Obama says the Taliban and the Afghan government distrust each other and have been fighting for years. He says only Afghans can decide whether the reconciliation process can start while the war is continuing.
   Obama spoke at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Advertise with us!
Brought to you by:
Brought to you by:

Washington Times