Friday, May 25, 2007

U.N. should lead Afghanistan peace effort: Britain

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain lobbied U.N. officials on Thursday with a proposal for the world body to lead a comprehensive "campaign plan" for peace in Afghanistan, where NATO-led troops are struggling against Taliban insurgents. --- Defense Secretary Des Browne said the United Nations was best placed to coordinate a peace-building effort he said had until now largely fallen on military commanders.


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