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xref: your testimony DHP re: Afghan mineral wealth and your desire to extract it to sustain support for a US presence there

“Those four ministers constitute the core of the team that we work with and are major liaisons with the international community,” said one senior Western diplomat, who, like other diplomats, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the political situation. “We have to be honest with ourselves and the Afghans and encourage them to conduct proper investigations so that either the accusations are upheld and there are judicial proceedings or they are dispelled.”

Starting in July, a serious altercation between cabinet members has played out over a new mining law that the mining minister, Wahidullah Shahrani, with advice from Western consultants, has advocated, saying it would give international mining companies the certainty they need to make substantial investments. Passage was blocked by several other cabinet members, who expressed concerns that the draft law gave away too much to international interests, and their view was publicly supported by President Hamid Karzai.

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