US envoy for Afghanistan James Dobbins steps down

The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his deputy, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

AFP| Updated: Jul 02, 2014, 19:56 PM IST

Washington: The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his deputy, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

The news that James Dobbins is retiring after just over a year in office, comes as the two candidates to be Afghanistan`s next president wrangle over alleged fraud, in a political crisis that threatens the country`s first democratic transfer of power.