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Afghanistan to take part in US strategic review

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says President Barack Obama has accepted his proposal for Afghanistan to take part in a strategic US review of the Afghan war. The US is studying the situation in Afghanistan at a time of worsening violence. The US is contemplating sending up to 30,000 more troops to the country to bolster the 33,000 already in Afghanistan.

world Updated: Feb 15, 2009 15:06 IST

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says President Barack Obama has accepted his proposal for Afghanistan to take part in a strategic US review of the Afghan war.

Karzai says an Afghan delegation, headed by the country's foreign minister, will visit the United States as part of the review. The US is studying the situation in Afghanistan at a time of worsening violence. The US is contemplating sending up to 30,000 more troops to the country to bolster the 33,000 already in Afghanistan.

Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, said at a joint news conference with Karzai on Sunday that Obama welcomed Karzai's suggestion that Afghanistan join the review in a letter Karzai recently sent to the US president.