June 03 2011
The British and United States governments are pressing the United Nations to lift sanctions against 18 former senior Taliban leaders as part of peace negotiations with the Taliban, reports the Guardian (U.K.).
Western officials said removing the sanctions would signify to militants that they would be able to reintegrate into Afghan society if they put down their arms.
The sanctions were imposed in 1999, when the Taliban were in power, and were expanded after the attacks on...
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