Lord Ashdown “worried” at US criticism of Afghan election

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | US Afghan ‘row’ worries Ashdown

Lord Ashdown, a former special envoy to Bosnia who was put forward as special envoy to Afghanistan, said foreign interference was “unhelpful”.

He said foreign criticism could “de-legitimise the whole process”.

Lord Ashdown told the BBC: “I think if there are doubts about corruption in the election, etc, it would be far better, at least in the first instance, to let the Afghan procedures with UN support run their course before jumping to conclusions.”

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One Response to “Lord Ashdown “worried” at US criticism of Afghan election”

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