- The Washington Times - Monday, March 4, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is railing against Afghanistan’s supposed ally, Pakistan, accusing the nation of a weak resolve to battle terrorism.

Mr. Karzai’s accusations follow a statement from the head of the Pakistani clerics’ council declaring suicide attacks in Afghanistan lawful, The Associated Press reports.

Mr. Karzai told reporters and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh on Monday that both nations are “burning in the same [terrorist-sponsored] fire” and need to send a united message against acts of terrorism, AP reports.


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The cleric’s view shows Pakistan is displaying a non-sincere attitude in the war on terrorism, Mr. Karzai said, in the AP report.

Mr. Karzai’s accusation ratchets up the political atmosphere between the two countries. The Afghan government already condemned the cleric’s statement, but Mr. Karzai seems to be taking it a step farther, declaring it representative of the entire Pakistani’s government’s views, AP reports.