US envoy for Afghanistan James Dobbins steps down

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins, listens to a question from a reporter in New Delhi, India June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

WASHINGTON: The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his deputy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

The news that James Dobbins is retiring after just over a year in office, comes as the two candidates to be Afghanistan's next president wrangle over alleged fraud, in a political crisis that threatens the country's first democratic transfer of power.





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