Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Taliban could be removed from UN blacklist


Having a hard time understanding the Logic behind this .

The United States indicated Tuesday that it was open to the removal of more Taliban militants from a UN sanctions list in order to facilitate peace talks in Afghanistan.

State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters the department had supported to the list changes in the past, and further adjustments were “certainly possible”.

He was responding to reports that a new Afghan peace council, newly set up to broker an end to the war with the Taliban, had proposed removing Taliban from a UN Security Council blacklist in order to promote reconciliation.

In August, the UN panel removed 10 Taliban along with 35 al-Qaeda members and affiliates from its sanctions terror list after its first exhaustive review of 488 blacklisted names.

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