KABUL, Afghanistan — A member of the Afghan authorities’s peace negotiating team Sunday warned the Taliban that within the event that they don’t resume peace talks in Qatar soon, the authorities could well also take the team before a deal is reached.
Govt negotiator Rasul Talib stated in a records convention the team is waiting for the return of the Taliban leadership to Doha, the place a 2d spherical of peace talks began this month nonetheless gain made little progress.
He asked the Taliban to “quit spreading baseless remarks” and return to the negotiating desk, together with “The Taliban does no longer gain the center for peace, they’re spreading nonsense spherical.”
There was no instantaneous response from the Taliban.
Talib’s comments came as the Taliban leadership has lately been in Iran and Russia for discussions on the negotiations, and as President Joe Biden’s unusual administration has stated it plans to envision the peace settlement signed closing February between the U.S. and the Taliban.
The Pentagon stated closing week that the Taliban’s refusal to meet commitments to reduce violence in Afghanistan is raising questions about whether or no longer all U.S. troops will have the choice to poke away by Might most definitely also unbiased as required beneath the peace deal.
Following discussions in Moscow on Friday, the head of the Taliban delegation, Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, stated the neighborhood expects the U.S. to fulfill its pledge to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by Might most definitely also unbiased.
The U.S. Pentagon offered in mid-January that the U.S. military has met its plan of reducing the assortment of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500.
Stanikzai has also demanded the resignation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, calling his administration an impediment to peace, and a spike in violence has reduced optimism among Afghans the peace task will work.
Meanwhile, the Afghan peace negotiating team praised President Biden’s administration for its decision to envision the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, asserting the deal favors the Taliban.
Talib asked the unusual U.S. administration to withdraw its forces in a system that will quit a security vacuum within the country and quit the possibility of more militant assaults in Afghanistan and in opposition to the U.S. and other countries.
The Taliban on Sunday mistakenly fired two mortars in northern Faryab province killing two civilians and wounding 14 others, stated the provincial police spokesman, Karim Yuresh. He stated Afghan security checkpoints were targeted nonetheless the shells left out the checkpoints and hit the civilians.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied the neighborhood fired mortars against civilians and accused Afghan forces of firing the mortars and inflicting the casualties.
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