Taliban needs legitimacy at home in order to gain international recognition, says former President Karzai

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview in Kabul December 25, 2014. Afghanistan’s retired president, Karzai, meets his successor almost every day and advises him on key policy issues, he said in an interview, a role that could raise concerns in the West over ties with Kabul. Picture taken December 25, 2014. To match Interview AFGHANISTAN-KARZAI/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN – Tags: POLITICS)