THE WORLDPOST
11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Claims Of Afghan Election Fraud Put U.S. In Delicate Spot

WASHINGTON On Monday, as the vote-counting in Afghanistan was nearing an end, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was briefed by the American ambassador in Kabul, Karl W. Eikenberry. The same day, the ambassador delivered a blunt message to the front-runner, President Hamid Karzai: "Don't declare victory."

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