Clinton seen as best-suited to deal with Karzai

In his piece, "What did Karzai say to Clinton?" yesterday, FP‘s Josh Rogin notes that regarding the ongoing friction between the U.S. administration and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in light of recent remarks he made, it was Secretary Clinton who was specially selected to deal with the issue: Clinton, who feels she has a rapport ...

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In his piece, "What did Karzai say to Clinton?" yesterday, FP's Josh Rogin notes that regarding the ongoing friction between the U.S. administration and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in light of recent remarks he made, it was Secretary Clinton who was specially selected to deal with the issue:

Clinton, who feels she has a rapport that allows her to speak candidly with the Afghan leader, was chosen to handle the issue. She told him to concentrate on the upcoming "peace jirga," the reconciliation conference Karzai is organizing for early May. 

More about the 25-minute phone call Karzai made to Clinton last Friday is over at the Washington Post.

In his piece, "What did Karzai say to Clinton?" yesterday, FP‘s Josh Rogin notes that regarding the ongoing friction between the U.S. administration and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in light of recent remarks he made, it was Secretary Clinton who was specially selected to deal with the issue:

Clinton, who feels she has a rapport that allows her to speak candidly with the Afghan leader, was chosen to handle the issue. She told him to concentrate on the upcoming "peace jirga," the reconciliation conference Karzai is organizing for early May. 

More about the 25-minute phone call Karzai made to Clinton last Friday is over at the Washington Post.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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