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Obama Defends Taliban Negotiations Bid

June 19, 2013
President Obama (file photo)
President Obama (file photo)

US President Barack Obama defended Wednesday Washington's decision to seek negotiations with the Taliban despite protests from Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

"We still believe you've got to have a parallel track to at least look at the prospect of some sort of political reconciliation," he told a news conference in Berlin.

"President Karzai himself recognizes the need for political reconciliation."

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