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Afghan peace plans in limbo as US placates Karzai

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday mulled his response to US efforts to repair damaged ties after a public spat over the Taliban opening an office in Qatar for peace talks. 

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a military academy outside Kabul, on June 18, 2013. Karzai is mulling his response to US efforts to repair damaged ties after a public spat over the Taliban opening an office in Qatar for peace talks.

As Afghanistan angrily condemned the "theatrical" opening of the new mission during a meeting of the UN Security Council, the US reiterated comments that the office must not be treated as an embassy.

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