Mufti Hassan Swati (R), the local commandor of Peshawar of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), sits with commandor major Mast Gul Mangel as he talks with AFP in the Waziristan tribal area on February 5, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/THIR KHAN)
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Negotiators representing Taliban insurgents said Wednesday that there was no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraced Shariah law and U.S.-led forces withdrew completely from neighboring Afghanistan.The tough conditions appear to deal a blow to hopes that talks with the Pakistani government could end the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) insurgency that has rocked the nuclear-armed country since 2007 .Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, the head of the TTP's three-man talks team, told AFP there could be "no peace" in the region while there were still U.S. troops across the border.The government has insisted that Pakistan's constitution must remain paramount.Government efforts to start peace talks last year came to an abrupt halt in November with the killing of TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone strike.On Afghanistan, Aziz said an endorsement of the security pact with Washington would scupper hopes for regional peace.
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