Pakistani Taliban leader calls for talks

Hakimullah Mehsud declares openness to peace discussions but says group will not lay down arms first.

    The head of the Pakistani Taliban has appeared in a video calling for peace talks with the government.

    But Hakimullah Mehsud says the group is not prepared to lay down its weapons before any negotiations begin.

    The release of the video follows three attacks on the northwestern city of Peshawar this month alone.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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