June 27th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Karzai: 'The Afghan people need peace'

Support from the United States, Pakistan and other Afghan allies is crucial to the success of reconciliation talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.

"The High Council for Peace is authorized by the Afghan people to talk with the Taliban," Karzai said. "These are initial contacts being made, but these contacts would not yield results, would not give us the results that we seek, unless and until the United States and Pakistan, especially, with our other allies, back it with practical application of the means that they have in their disposal."

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Find more on Karzai's interview at CNN's Global Public Square

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. pamiri

    It is very shameful not just for Afghan but also for the international forces to bear such man (Karzai) there is no one you designated Karzai, come on even a 8 years old boy is better than Karzai to be the president ,

    from Kabul

    June 30, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    Who are u , stupid you are defaming my name by posting such useless words!!!
    this pamiri is not me , this is some one else to defame my name

    from kabul

    June 30, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    people do not want talk with Taliban , people want the Taliban to be finished and killed by the intenational forces

    June 30, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. pamiri

    this peace talks is just between Karzai and Taliban and people are not aware of that and what is going there, there is not deffirece between Karzai and Taliban , they were and they are the same, with Karzai's leadership with can not bring stabel goverenment and peace for the country,

    Base on what actions happen in Kabul and in around the country, it shows the insurgents (Taliban) has strong hold in Afghan government by their supports and lobbies at high positions. And on the other hand the weak leadership by ( Karzai) and his interested angels to Taliban and Pakistan have made the situation like now, and it requires reform in Afghan government to expel those, who has link with Taliban in one or the other way.

    Best regards,

    June 30, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The peace talks are betwen the leaders not betwen the people. It is normal.

      June 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. spiralbrain

    Karzai will come running back to the US once the Taliban are over running his country. Mark my words.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bud Tree Jr.

    I just wish that whoever is moderating these posts here would stop allowing these nasty pictures to be posted. They have nothing to do with our discussions about Afghanistan and are distracting.

    June 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Patton

    I totally agree with Hamid Karzai to the fact that the Afghans need peace, but try selling the idea to the right-wing thugs on Capitol Hill and the American public who have been brainwashed by the right-wing politicians who told them how to hate the Muslims. This obnoxious war does need to end as soon as possible.

    June 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I too agree with the negotiation to reach the peace.

      June 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |