Thursday, September 10, 2009

Karzai says United States wants to manipulate him

Tehran Times, September 8, 2009

PARIS (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of denouncing his friends and family in an effort to undermine his own position and make him more malleable.

In a wide-ranging interview with Le Figaro daily, released on Monday, Karzai also condemned a NATO airstrike last week on hijacked fuel tankers, and said he supported a mooted shift in U.S. military tactics in Afghanistan.

Karzai, who is closing in on a first-round victory in last month’s presidential election, revealed strained relations with the United States and said U.S. criticism of his running mate, Mohammad Qasim Fahim, was actually aimed at him.

Continues >>

Tags: , , , , , ,

Post a Comment