Obama, Karzai decry Quran burning, ensuing attack
The two leaders said the attack was an affront to human decency and dignity.
Washington: President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have decried the Quran burning by a Florida minister last month and condemned the riot that ensued and left seven UN workers dead in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
In a teleconference on Wednesday, the two leaders said the attack was an affront to human decency and dignity.
During the one one-hour call, Obama also welcomed Karzai`s announcement last month that his nation`s security forces would begin taking over from the US-led coalition in seven parts of the country. Such Afghan lead is a first step toward his goal of having Afghan police and soldiers in charge by the end of 2014 so foreign combat troops can go home.