Monday, March 29, 2010

Americans 'furious that Karzai is . . . seeking friendship with China and Iran'

Mr Obama's visit to Afghanistan came against a backdrop of tension between Mr Karzai and the Americans. . . .

It seems Karzai had barely got back to Kabul from Tehran when the US Air Force One carrying Obama landed in Bagram air base north of the Afghan capital. Obama has since asked Karzai to go over to Washington on May 12.

. . . the Americans are furious that Karzai is steadily disengaging from the US's grip and seeking friendship with China and Iran. Pretences of cordiality are withering away even as Washington realizes that the ground beneath its feet is shifting.

MORE at bottom of page — see "Karzai's China-Iran dalliance riles Obama"

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