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US backs Afghan-led reconciliation process: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:56

Washington: The US supports an Afghan-led reconciliation process in Afghanistan and strongly believes in a solution that is essentially a political one for that country, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

"We`ve said for a very long time that reconciliation in Afghanistan is an Afghan-led process and that it`s not just a military solution at the end of the day that we seek but it`s also a political one," Pentagon Press Secretary, George Little, said.
"This is really for the Afghans to sort out, at the end of the day. Where possible and where appropriate, we`ll stand ready to assist," Little told Pentagon reporters at a news conference.

Responding to another question, Little said the Pentagon takes border incidents very seriously.

"These incidents are something for the Afghans and the Pakistanis to sort out," Little said in response to a question.

First Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:31

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