Jackson Says No Plan to Travel to Afghanistan
Jesse Jackson, the US civil rights leader, said Thursday he had no plan to travel to Afghanistan on a peace mission to the ruling Taliban.
Speaking to journalists here, the former presidential hopeful said: "I do not want to go. I have no plans to go."
Earlier Thursday Jackson, 59 said he had been invited by the Taliban to act as mediator over US demands for the hand-over of Osama bin Laden, the US government's prime suspect in the September 11 terrorist onslaught on the United States.
The Taliban have refused to surrender bin Laden, demanding that Washington produce evidence of the role of the Saudi-born exile and his al-Qaeda network in the attacks which left almost 7,000 people dead or missing – WASHINGTON (AFP)
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