UK`s Cameron says NATO must hold Afghan course

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 00:13

London: NATO nations must stick to their
plans for a 2014 pullout from Afghanistan despite tensions
over the shooting of 16 villagers by a US soldier, British
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Cameron said the killings in the southern province of
Kandahar would have an "impact", but that in his talks this
week with US President Barack Obama in Washington he would
insist on the need to hold the course.

London: NATO nations must stick to their
plans for a 2014 pullout from Afghanistan despite tensions
over the shooting of 16 villagers by a US soldier, British
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Cameron said the killings in the southern province of
Kandahar would have an "impact", but that in his talks this
week with US President Barack Obama in Washington he would
insist on the need to hold the course.

He added: "In terms of my talks with President Obama, we
have a good plan. We have a plan which is about transitioning
Afghanistan over to Afghan control.

"And I think the most important thing is that we stick to
that plan, we deliver that plan, and then we can bring our
troops home, having done a good job in giving Afghanistan at
least a chance of stability and prosperity and growth for the
future."

Britain is the second biggest contributor of troops to
Afghanistan after the United States, with 9,500 soldiers
there.

The Afghan parliament today demanded that the US soldier
should be put on public trial in Afghanistan for the killings,
the latest in a series of actions by foreign troops that have
provoked outrage.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 00:13

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