Afghan peace talks 'too far, fast'

Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan, William Crosbie, has expressed concerns that peace talks between the Karzai government and insurgents are "going too far, going too fast," the Canadian Press reported. Mr. Crosbie repeated previous Canadian statements that any agreement must abide by the existing constitution and include all ethnic groups and women. There has been international concern that now isn't the time for the Karzai government to be suing for peace, but that the insurgency must be weakened first.

Published: Wednesday, 07/07/2010 12:00 am EDT

Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan, William Crosbie, has expressed concerns that peace talks between the Karzai government and insurgents are "going too far, going too fast," the Canadian Press reported. Mr. Crosbie repeated previous Canadian statements that any agreement must abide by the existing constitution and include all ethnic groups and women. There has been international concern that now isn't the time for the Karzai government to be suing for peace, but that the insurgency must be weakened first.

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