KARACHI, Pakistan (AP)--The United States set aside sanctions on Afghanistan's Taliban rulers June 15, sending 40,000 tons of wheat to help ordinary Afghans suffering from a lengthy drought.

As a U.S. ship carrying the aid destined for tens of thousands of Afghans arrived in neighboring Pakistan's southern port of Karachi, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, William Milam, said the wheat "shows America's concern for the people of Afghanistan."

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