Clinton to Afghan women: ‘We will not abandon you’

May 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment


WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that women’s rights should not be sacrificed to any peace deal between the Kabul government and Taliban militants.

Speaking as Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with other U.S. officials, Clinton told three senior female Afghan officials Thursday "we will not abandon you," amid concerns that any political settlement with the Taliban could result in severe restrictions on women’s rights.

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