The Afghan Taliban movement has rejected a new plan for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan proposed by the United States. The Bakhtar news agency reported this with reference to the official representative of the Taliban political office, Naim Wardak.
According to him, the formation of an interim government with the participation of all interested parties, which the American side insists on, will not allow “to cope with the challenges facing Afghanistan.” Earlier, Washington’s plan was rejected by the Afghan government, Bakhtar points out.
“The idea of transitional governments is untenable,” Wardak said. – The events in Afghanistan over the past 40 years and the wars that have thundered in the country confirm the non-viability of such a structure. Transitional governments were created after the American occupation, but none of them solved the country’s problems.”
The Taliban still insists on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in accordance with the agreement reached a year ago with the United States.
Naim Wardak spoke on the results of a trilateral meeting in Doha (Qatar) last night with the participation of the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, and a delegation of the “Taliban” led by Mullah Ghani. They discussed implementing the 2020 Doha Agreement, the current situation in Afghanistan, and the ongoing inter-Afghan negotiations.