US urges Afghan rivals to resolve disputed vote


WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Barack Obama on Sunday (Monday in Manila) urged the rival candidates in Afghanistan’s disputed election to come to an agreement on a national unity government to end the crisis over the vote. In telephone calls with both candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, Obama “emphasized the importance of concluding a deal on the national unity government as soon as possible in the interest of shoring up international support for Afghanistan and preserving Afghan stability,” the White House said.



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