Obama: Taliban must renounce al-Qaeda

US President Barack Obama at the start of the G8 summit. Credit: Tim Brakemeier/DPA

US President Barack Obama said an Afghanistan-led peace process is the only way towards peace in the country and added that the Taliban must renounce al-Qaeda.

Obama also commended Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai for the "courageous step" and said the process would not be easy or quick.


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