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Roving Ambassador of Afghanistan

Guests: Sayed Ramatullah Hashimi Roving Ambassador of the Government of Afghanistan Special Assistant to the Taliban's Spiritual Leader Loren Jenkins Senior Editor, NPR's Foreign Desk Afghanistan's ruling Taliban recently destroyed ancient Buddhist statues and artifacts in Afghanistan. The destruction has caused international outrage. But Afghan leaders say it surprises them that outsiders seem more concerned about statues than Afghanistan's living people, who have been suffering from famine and starvation through a twenty year war. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with the roving Ambassador of Afghanistan's Taliban government about why it destroyed the statues and Afghanistan's many challenges.

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