SPIEGEL Interview with Hamid Karzai 'There Has To Be Peace Now'

In an exclusive SPIEGEL interview, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, 52, discusses prospects for reconciliation with the Taliban, his difficult relationship with Washington and the Germans' role in the country following the deadly September bombing near Kunduz that caused numerous civilian deaths.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai: "What has happened to cause the Afghan people in the south to allow the Taliban to return to their villages? Something must have gone wrong. But who allowed things to go wrong?"

Afghan President Hamid Karzai: "What has happened to cause the Afghan people in the south to allow the Taliban to return to their villages? Something must have gone wrong. But who allowed things to go wrong?"

Foto: S. Sabawoon/ dpa
Interview conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Ralf Neukirch