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War Room (Afghanistan: Amin, McCann, Ijaz Interview-Part I) #655059

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 20, 2001
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(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with Northern Alliance Representative Haron Amin, Crucible Security president/CEO J. Kelly McCann, and South Asia analyst Mansoor Ijaz about the formation of a post-Taliban government in Afghanistan examined; map shown of ethnic regions in Afghanistan. [On tape, former US ambassador to the United Nations Richard HOLBROOKE - says Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani will not attend a summit in Germany to help form a new Afghanistan government.] [AMIN - says what is important is not who goes, but the process.] [IJAZ - says not only is Rabbani not willing to go, but no significant Pashtun leader is involved in the process.] [McCANN - says the country's citizens should be empowered to help themselves because Westerners may not know what will work best in Afghanistan.] The role of Pakistan in the re-organization of the government discussed.

King, John

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