Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, July 9th, 2020

U.S. Special Envoy: ‘We Achieved Several United States Objectives’

U.S. Special Envoy:  ‘We Achieved Several  United States Objectives’

KABUL – The German Der Spiegel held an exclusive interview with the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, about the peace talks and latest updates of agreement with Taliban.
In an exclusive interview with the German Der Spiegel, the special representative of the United States for Afghanistan reconciliation said that dealing with the Taliban, the U.S. has achieved several objectives.
Asked about the achievement of the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, Mr. Khalilzad said, “We achieved several United States objectives”.
According to him, “…the Taliban have made commitments that they were not prepared to make before. These include a break with al-Qaida; not to host or support any terrorist groups that would threaten the security of the United States and its allies; and reducing violence.”
The Intra-Afghan talks were set to begin 10 days after the U.S.-Taliban peace deal was signed but were postponed due to disputes over prisoners’ exchange. (TKG)