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Taliban Says S Korean Hostage Talks Have Failed

From the terrorist mouthpiece Al Jazeera:

South Korean hostage talks ‘fail’

Taliban officials have said they are deciding what to do with 19 captured aid workers after talks with a South Korean delegation in southern Afghanistan ended unsuccessfully.

“The talks ended without any result and have failed as our main demand was not accepted,” Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a Taliban spokesman, said on Saturday…

But on Saturday, Yousuf said that talks broke down on Thursday – the day they were reported to have resumed – and it would be unlikely more would be held.

“I don’t think [further] talks will yield anything. I am awaiting for the decision [on the hostages fate] from the leadership council,” he said…

Yousuf Ahmadi, another Taliban spokesman, said talks would only resume “if they are ready to discuss the release of prisoners”.

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has ruled out any swap after being criticised for such a deal in March to secure the freedom of an Italian journalist. He now says an exchange would encourage more kidnappings.

Seoul has repeatedly pointed out that it has no ability influence Kabul over the release of jailed Taliban fighters…

And yet these are the very people with whom Nancy Pelosi, Barack Hussein Obama and the communist front group in the photograph demand we should negotiate. 

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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