Lyse Doucet
BBC News
April 6, 2010

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended an extraordinary outburst he made against the West about fraud in his country’s presidential election.

Mr Karzai told the BBC he still believed the US and others played a role in perpetrating the fraud.

His tirade caused dismay in many capitals, including Washington, where the White House called it “troubling”.

But Mr Karzai denied his comments last Thursday had dented his relationship with his key allies.

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