Thursday, February 23, 2012

Obama apologizes to Karzai on Koran desecration

US President Barack Obama in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, regret and apologized over the violation of the Holy Koran at the Bagram Airbase.
Obama’s letter to Karzai in this regard was delivering by US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Croker, National Security Council spokesman, Tommey Vietor, said.
“Following up on their 20 February phone call, the President sent a letter to President Karzai to go on their discussion on a variety of issues related to our long-term partnership,” Vietor said.
“In the letter, delivered by Ambassador Crocker this afternoon in Kabul, the President also expressed our regret and apology over the incident in which religious materials were accidentally mishandled at Bagram Airbase,” Vietor said.
The burning of copies of the Koran at the Bagram base north of Kabul has sparked three days of fierce anti-US protest in Afghanistan in which at least 12 protesters have been killed.