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Afghan government accuses foreign officials of interfering in internal

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posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 04:50 PM

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai's government lashed out Saturday at his foreign critics, accusing a top U.N. official and other international figures of interfering in the country's Afghanistan's internal affairs.

The Foreign Ministry took issue with U.N. Special Representative Kai Eide, who recently issued a list of reforms that he said he expected Karzai to make. Such comments "exceeded international norms" and "violated respect for Afghanistan's national sovereignty," the ministry said in a statement.

In an incident that could exacerbate tensions between Karzai's government and the West, international and Afghan forces were investigating Saturday whether a NATO airstrike in the northwest killed eight Afghans and injured 22 people, including five U.S. troops. The casualties, most of them Afghan soldiers and policemen, occurred during a joint manhunt for two U.S. paratroopers missing since Wednesday.

Wow, imagine occupying force interfering in a countries internal affairs.
I find it astonishing that Pres. Karzai has the brass to say anything against the people that pull his strings.

I doubt if he will be around much longer.

[edit on 7-11-2009 by whaaa]


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