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Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta (file photo) (AFP)
March 3, 2007 -- Afghanistan's Foreign Minister, Rangin Dadfar Spanta, accused Pakistan today of using terror as its foreign policy.
"I wish that the international community wouldn't give rewards to countries that are supporting the Taliban," Spanta told lawmakers in Kabul.
Afghan officials frequently accuse Pakistani elements of harboring Taliban militants.
Pakistan says it does all it can to fight terrorism. Pakistani intelligence officials say one of the Taliban's top leaders, Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, was arrested in Quetta on March 26, the highest-ranking Afghan militant to be captured since the fall of the hard-line regime in 2001.
The reported arrest -- yet to be formally announced by Pakistan's government -- came on the same day U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney made a visit to Islamabad to express concern about Al-Qaeda regrouping along the Afghan-Pakistan border.