Karzai Says He Skipped Peace Conference in Qatar to Foil "Foreign Conspiracies"

Afghan president a looney tune


Beleaguered Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asserted he foiled "foreign conspiracies" in Qatar days after refusing to send members of his peace council to the gulf state for possible talks with the Taliban. 

Speaking at his weekly radio address on Thursday, Karzai said the Qatar office was inaugurated in violation of "agreements". Although Afghanistan and the United States had agreed on opening the office, the situation was different at the time of its formal inauguration, he claimed.