Taliban doesn’t believe in peaceful solution: Afghan VP

Afghanistan’s second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on Monday blamed the Taliban for consistent delays in the Doha peace talks, calling the insurgent group the “main obstacle” in progress, TOLOnews reported

Nov 09, 2020
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Afghanistan’s second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on Monday blamed the Taliban for consistent delays in the Doha peace talks, calling the insurgent group the “main obstacle” in progress, TOLOnews reported. 

Coming hard on the Taliban, Sarwar said the Taliban doesn’t believe in a peaceful solution to the war. The new US administration should take a review of the Afghan peace process that required support from all sides, he added. 

The intra-Afghan dialogue which started on 12 September hasn’t seen any progress as both sides failed to reach a mutually agreed basic framework necessary for further dialogue. 

Though Fawzia Koofi, a member of the Afghan government negotiation team, on Sunday said the deadlock over the procedural rules could end in the next few days. She added she still remains hopeful about the talks. 

"The draft is exchanged between the two sides. Some words are added. Some words are changed. We hope to solve this issue within the next few days,” Koofi was quoted by TOLOnews as saying. 

Frustration among the ordinary Afghans is growing day by day. There is a deep sense of insecurity and uncertainty as the talks failed to curb violence in the country. People are losing confidence over the ability of the government to provide them security. 

Roadsides bombings, IED attacks, targeted killings, and suicide attacks -all have increased in the last two months.

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