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Exclusive Karzai Interview

Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, 14Jul2008
(KABUL/PRAGUE) In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with RFE/RL, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he opposes U.S. use of Afghanistan for launching an attack against Iran.

[Read more from RFE/RL News; Reuters]

Karzai's comments about Afghanistan's need to "balance its relations with various competing powers" come as Washington and Tehran are engaged in heated rhetoric over Iran's nuclear activities, its recent flexing of missile might, and persistent U.S. accusations that Iranians are fomenting violence in Iraq.

[Click here for a transcript of Hamid Karzai's interview with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan]

Radio Free Afghanistan, the Dari- and Pashto-language service of RFE/RL, broadcasts 12 hours of programming a day to listeners via shortwave, satellite and AM and FM signals provided by the International Broadcasting Bureau. Radio Free Afghanistan programming is also available on the Internet at and at English news about Afghanistan can be found on the RFE/RL website.