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Fury from Hamid Karzai plunges US talks with Taliban into disarray

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Telegraph, 19 June 2013
Talks between the US and Taliban were in disarray last night before they could begin, writes the British daily, as Washington scrambled to placate fury from Hamid Karzai that the insurgents had been handed a propaganda coup. AAN’s Martine van Bijlert explains: the Afghan government had been wrong-footed by a Taliban PR stunt and now felt tricked by the Americans.