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12:00 AM, February 28, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 28, 2009

Pakistan world's main worry

Says Afghan FM

Afghanistan's foreign minister said Thursday that Pakistan should be the world's main concern as the two countries held a three-way "war on terror" review with the United States.
US President Barack Obama is sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, putting a new focus on fighting Islamic extremism in the mountainous nation as he winds down the controversial US military involvement in Iraq.
Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta welcomed the deployment but said that "the main problem we have to face" lies across his nation's border.
"My thesis is that the main threat centre for instability in the world is not Iraq, it is not Afghanistan, it is much more Pakistan," Spanta said in Washington amid three-way talks with US and Pakistani counterparts.
He said Pakistan was worrying because of its giant population and because of its nuclear weapons.

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