Obama: Taliban must renounce terrorism for reconciliation

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:48pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday it would not be possible for Afghanistan to reconcile with the Taliban unless the Islamist militant group renounces terrorism.

Obama made the comment at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after they met at the White House.

(Reporting By White House team; Editing by Doina Chiacu)