The Chicago Tribune, 12 December 2011
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12 décembre 2011
(Reuters) - Pakistan's
interior minister and prime minister have both denied the government is holding peace talks with its homegrown Taliban
, according to media, saying it would do so only if the militants first disarmed and surrendered.
The deputy commander of the Pakistan Taliban, who have been waging a four-year war against the government in Islamabad, said Saturday that the two sides were holding talks, a move that could further fray the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.
But both Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and Interior Minister Rehman Malik denied the reports.