Britain in talks with China on Taliban arms
BRITAIN has called upon China to take action to stop its weapons being used by the Taleian to attack UK troops in Afghanistan.
Diplomats have told Chinese leaders that on several occasions arms manufactured in their country have been recovered after attacks on Allied soldiers by Afghan insurgents.
Following the private complaint at a meeting recently in the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, the Chinese had promised to carry out an investigation into how the hardware is finding its way into Afghanistan, and sometimes Iraq. It was the first time the UK has asked the Chinese about the issue.
Among the weapons found in the hands of the Taliban are Chinese made surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft guns, land mines, rocket propelled grenades and components for roadside bombs.