Afghanistan: Taliban expect next US administration to implement Doha deal

The Taliban said they expect the next US administration to implement the Doha deal and also assured that the group is committed to fulfilling their part of the deal

Nov 10, 2020
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The Taliban said they expect the next US administration to implement the Doha deal and also assured that the group is committed to fulfilling their part of the deal.

Calling the implementation of the US-Taliban deal as the most “reasonable” mean “to end the war” in Afghanistan, the insurgent group said, “the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, non-interference in our country and not allowing the use of Afghanistan’s land to threaten America is in the interest of both our people and our nation.” 

“We remain committed to the agreement on our part and view it as a powerful basis for solving the Afghan issue,” the statements reads. 

Under the deal signed on 29 February of this year, the United States states committed to withdrawing all foreign troops by March 2021 in return for the Taliban’s counter-terrorism assurance. 

In an indirect reference to intra-Afghan talks, currently happening in Doha, Qatar, the group said they prefer to solve “our internal problem” through “dialogue and negotiations.” Still, the statement released by the Taliban doesn’t mention the issue of “reduction in violence” as agreed upon in the US-Taliban deal.  

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