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Atmar, Lyons Discuss Recent Situation, Peace Talks

Atmar, Lyons Discuss Recent  Situation, Peace Talks

KABUL - Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar and UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons have discussed the current developments, peace talks, rising Taliban attacks on cities, violation of human rights by Taliban, and the group’s crimes against humanity.
Strongly condemning the Taliban attack on the US office in Herat, Atmar expressed concern over the escalation of Taliban attacks on populated cities and centers, the MoFA said in a statement.
He termed the militants’ “inhumane crimes” intolerable for the people and government of Afghanistan.
Atmar called on the international community to prosecute the perpetrators of these war crimes using international arrangements and mechanisms.
Atmar also emphasized the role of international institutions, including the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Human Rights Council, in investigating, documenting, and punishing perpetrators of recent war crimes in Afghanistan.
He asked the United Nations and the international community to exert maximum pressure on the Taliban to stop killing of Afghan people and to agree to a political solution.
Lyons thanked the Afghan security forces for their timely support and response to curb Taliban attacks on the UN Mission in Herat province and expressed grave concern over the escalation of Taliban attacks on cities and killing innocent people.
She also termed the high level of civilian casualties and potential threats to employees of humanitarian and international organizations as serious causes of failure of humanitarian aid and development projects, stressing the need to stop it immediately. (Pajhwok)