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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Ex-US Ambassador to Bahrain is New US Ambassador to Afghanistan

Saying he has the "ability to work hand in hand" with the U.S. military in the country, the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan took his oath of office from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last week. Ronald Neumann, the ex-US Ambassador to Bahrain, whose father once served as ambassador to Afghanistan, said the struggle against violent extremists is not a clash of civilizations, but "a clash within Islam that seeks to remove our influence, so that it can impose by force a narrow view that would restrict human freedom and progress throughout the Islamic world."

Neumann follows Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, now ambassador to Iraq. "I will be building on much that has been achieved by many others, and I am sure that even with success, much will remain to be done when I eventually hand over to a successor," he said. "I am privileged and honored to take up the work Ambassador Khalilzad and so many others have carried so far." Read More ....

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