Bush and Karzai Nix Taliban’s Hostages Deal
Posted on Aug 6, 2007
Joining forces for a press conference at Camp David on Monday, President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused the Taliban’s proposal for a prisoner swap. The Taliban says it will free the 21 surviving South Korean Christians kidnapped in Afghanistan on July 19 if captive Taliban members are released.
In Seoul, a South Korean presidential spokesman said the government wanted to “work separately” from the Bush-Karzai summit to resolve the issue of the captive Christian aid workers.
About 100 protesters rallied near the US embassy in Seoul on Monday and handed in a letter addressed to Mr Bush.