Karzai Quits U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday he will not participate in peace talks with the Taliban and accused the U.S. of "a contradiction" over its decision to meet with the militant group. He said Afghanistan would not take part "until the peace process is totally under Afghan control." Karzai earlier Wednesday announced he had suspended talks with the U.S. on a new security deal over how many troops should remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 in protest of how the talks were announced. Government sources in Kabul told NBC News the Afghan leader was angered by the Taliban's decision to open a new office in Qatar under the name of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" -- the name of its regime in the 1990s -- and fly its own flag outside.

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