Obama Apologizes To Karzai For American Troops Burning Koran
Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a letter with apologies for troops who burned a number of Korans at Bagram Air Field. Afghan demonstrators are pictured holding up a half-burnt Koran.
In the letter, as quoted, Mr. Obama gave his “sincere apologies” and expressed “deep regret for the reported incident.”
“The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible,” said Mr. Obama, according to the statement.
Violence erupted in Afghanistan on Tuesday after Americans were seen dumping books into a garbage pit where waste is burned. At least seven people have been killed as thousands of Afghans have taken to the street in protest, some of them shouting “Death to America.”
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