Taliban break negotiations with the United States.
Linkedin

Taliban break negotiations with the United States.

Kandahar : Afghanistan | Mar 15, 2012 at 6:36 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
US soldier opens fire on Afghan civilians killing 16

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls on NATO to withdraw from all people. The killing of 16 Afghan civilians at the hands of an angry American soldier in Kabul.

The Taliban have announced the rupture of the peace process through dialogue open with the U.S. administration in Tasting. A note issued by radical insurgents, in open war against international troops deployed in Afghanistan, blames the "posture" of Washington to obstruct the negotiating table.

The announcement comes four days after a U.S. soldier with his gun killed 16 civilians in Kandahar , the Taliban stronghold and one of the toughest fronts of the war began in 2001. "The Islāmic Emirate has decided," reads the statement issued, "suspend all talks with the Americans held in Qatar today [Thursday] on to clarify its place on the matters discussed and show their willingness to fulfill the promises in place wasting time. "

The position of the administration led by Barack Obama, says the statement signed by the Taliban, is "weak, erratic and vague." The rapprochement between Washington and the Taliban had gone several steps in recent months through official and unofficial channels open to set up a peace process. Opening a representative office of the Taliban in Catar had even facilitated dialogue between the two parties.

U.S. problems in Afghanistan have not finished the note issued by the Taliban. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked NATO forces to withdraw from all the people of the country. Karzai's reaction has a single reading and points to the deaths of 16 civilians in Kandahar. The killing has become entrenched relations between Washington and Kabul.

The U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta, is precisely in a two-day visit in the Central Asian country. Panetta, in his words, Karzai has assured to take the author of the massacre "to justice."

The possible move of the killer is to Kuwait who killed several people by entering houses in a rural district of Kandahar on Thursday has sparked protests by Afghans in the streets to demand to be judged on its territory. The plans of NATO and the U.S. pass gradually leave the country and give full security to the Afghan army in 2014.

1 of 9
Next
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (C)
Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Taliban suspending Afghan peace talks with United States

      Leader Post Online
    Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents said on Thursday they were suspending peace talks with the United States because of the "shaky, erratic and vague" U.S. position. U.S. and Taliban negotiators were believed to have had preliminary contacts aimed at...
  • Taliban suspends US peace talks

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    The announcements from the Islamist militia fighting American troops for 10 years and Hamid Karzai, Washington's key ally in Kabul, came just days after an unprecedented shooting spree by an American soldier killed 16 civilians. The fallout...
  • Taliban halts talks with US, Karzai urges NATO to leave villages

      Russia Today
    A US soldier has killed at least 16 civilians after opening fire on them near a US military base in Kandahar. There are nine children among the victims, Afghan authorities say. Published: 15 March, 2012, 16:23 Hamid Karzai (R) and Leon Panetta in...
  • Afghan protesters demand U.S. soldier be tried in Afghanistan

      CNN Blog
    Afghans took to the streets Thursday to demand a U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 civilians be prosecuted in Afghanistan as word spread that the American military moved him out of the country...Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta met with Afghan...
  • Taliban suspend peace talks with US

      The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
    S BBC Online The Taliban in Afghanistan have suspended preliminary peace negotiations with the United States...One key stumbling block was reported to be US efforts to involve the Afghan authorities. The Taliban have objected to this, as they regard...
  • US plays down Karzai's comments on withdrawal

      The Hindustan Times
    US defence officials on Thursday sought to play down calls by Afghan President Hamid Karzai for American forces to withdraw from village outposts, saying Kabul had not requested any change in an agreed timetable for a gradual troop drawdown. A US...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.