Sarkozy against abandoning Afghanistan

September 05, 2008


DAMASCUS: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday that pulling out of Afghanistan — where 10 French troops were killed by the Taliban last month — would amount to abandoning Pakistan. “If we abandon Afghanistan we will be abandoning Pakistan, which doesn’t need that. I want to remind you of one thing: that Pakistan has the nuclear bomb,” he told reporters before winding up a visit to the Syrian capital.—AFP