In an exclusive interview with Voice
of America, Iftikharul Karim talked about the policy of the new US administration ,
the release of two US journalists in
North Korea and expressed his hope that
this dramatic event will help ease tension between North Korea and the Western
He also commented on the upcoming
elections in Afghanistan and said winning over Talibans will be the right
strategy for the US.
Ambassador Karim who lived in the
US first as a Fulbright scholar in 1970’s) and later on as a diplomat ( during
1990’s) also commented on the changes that he has seen in the US. He said that
President Obama inspired the youth in this country and his election has a very positive
impact not only in the US but also in the rest of the world.