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World Briefs: Karzai praises Pakistan for releasing Taliban prisoners
KABUL — Afghanistan’s president praised Pakistan on Tuesday for releasing a group of Taliban prisoners, a move he hopes will kick-start peace talks with the militant group, the president’s office said.
The praise was announced in a meeting between President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan’s powerful army chief of staff, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, who was in Kabul for a one-day visit. Gen. Kayani also met with senior members of the international military coalition.
Afghan officials said last week that the Pakistanis have agreed to release others as well.
Watchdog: Sanctions have no effect on Iran nuke program
U.S.-led international sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program have hurt the Islamic republic’s economy, but Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Tuesday that nuclear monitors “do not see any effect” from the sanctions.
He said Iran is still producing enriched uranium at up to 20 percent at “a quite constant pace.”
Tehran insists that its nuclear program is peaceful, but many Western nations fear it masks a weapons program.
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