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Kerry’s ‘Mission Impossible’ in Kabul

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

“To be sure, Iran has taken a transparent and helpful stance. The Obama administration ought to take note that Iran could be its ‘natural ally’ as regards the stabilization of the Afghan situation.”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

11th July, 2014

To be at two different places at the same time is humanly impossible — even for a US secretary of state. John Kerry took off from Beijing no sooner than the two day US-China Strategic Dialogue got over and arrived in Kabul early Friday morning on a dicey mission to mediate the results of the Afghan runoff, but then, he is badly needed in Vienna in the weekend for a far more crucial diplomatic mission, namely, to explore how to salvage a nuclear deal with Iran amidst speculation that the going’s got tough in the P5+1 and Iran negotiations

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A summit in Tehran trumps the US

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2011

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

23rd June, 2011

 

Almost directly in proportion to the nosedive in Washington’s ties with its allies in Kabul and Islamabad, Iran has stepped up its political and diplomatic activity over the Afghan problem and the regional situation. Tehran estimates that the United States’ relations with the Afghan and Pakistani governments have suffered a serious setback and a swift recovery is unlikely.

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