Published: Aug 02, 2011 7:12 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 6:12 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister says Kabul has yet to contact the insurgent leaders it needs to for meaningful peace talks to begin.
Jawed Ludin also said Monday the success of the peace process would depend on Pakistan persuading Taliban leaders to come to the negotiating table.
His comments hint at the challenges facing the U.S.-supported reconciliation drive.
After fighting the Taliban for 10 years in Afghanistan, the United States now wants to cut a deal with them to enable it to leave the country.
The Taliban publicly insist they have no interest in negotiating peace so long as foreign troops occupy Afghanistan.

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