Fox News Speaks With Hamid Karzai

Editor's note: The following is a telephone interview with Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai from his headquarters near Kandahar.

Where is Mullah Omar?
I asked repeatedly of Mullah Omar over the past few days, that he denounce terrorism, he didn't do that, so he is right now a fugitive and an associate of terrorism and he must face justice and trial once we find him.

If captured, will you hand Omar over to U.S. authorities?
We will do whatever is appropriate to put him on trial and to see to it that he gets punished for the crimes he has committed.

What happens to the Arab fighters?
They are absolutely criminals. They have done the most horrific crimes against people all over the world, including my own country and including that of yours, the United States, they too will not be allowed to go. They must be found. They must be put on trial.

Details of negotiations?
The only thing the Cabinet asked me was to see to the release of the prisoners of Taliban in the northern part of the country.

Status of handover?
Effective this morning the remnants of the Taliban that ruled Afghanistan has come to an end.

Weapons handover?
Some of them have handed over their weapons a lot of them have simply vanished and gone home.

Who is in control of Kandahar?
There's Naqi Bullah, there's Gul Agha Shirzai, there's also a tribal council forming there. We hope in two or three days time everything will be in order there with civilians in charge.

Are you going into Kandahar?
I don’t have any particular plans about going to Kandahar, I'm planning to go to Kabul, if possible, probably I will stop there on my way, that's all.

Greg Palkot currently serves as a London-based senior foreign affairs correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 1998 as a correspondent. Follow him on Twitter@GregPalkot.