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Afghan president advocates strategic partnership with U.S. amid Taliban threats (3)


08:17, November 17, 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers a speech during the opening of the Loya Jirga or traditional grand assembly,in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2011. Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that having strategic partnership with U.S. would benefit Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

In his address, the Afghan president described Afghans as "lion ", saying although the United States is a powerful and wealthy country dealing with the lion, the lion does not like anyone to kill or take away its kids.

In parts of his speech, the Afghan president pointed out that Afghanistan in spite of having strategic partnership with the United States would also have friendly relations with its neighbors, such as Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia and assured that "Afghan soil would not be used against anyone."

President Karzai also emphasized that "fighting terrorism in Afghan villages would not help to win the war on terror; rather the terrorists should be targeted in their sanctuaries."

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