PESHAWAR: Afghan Taliban have warned of “more dire consequences” after United states suspended Afghan peace talks abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war.
The warning was issued by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said. Now, however, the United States will suffer ‘extraordinary loss’ than ever before, but the door will still remain open for negotiations, Zabiullah stated. US President Donald Trump suspended the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and announced to cancel today’s “secret meeting” with Taliban leaders.
Zabiullah Mujahid said that we are confident that the Americans will come again for talks. “Our 18-year war has proved to the Americans that they (Taliban) will not be satisfied until the expulsion of foreign troops from Afghanistan,” said Taliban spokesperson.
He said they would continue their current ‘jihad’ for the same great purpose. The statement on the Taliban website said that “until yesterday”, the US negotiation team was happy with the progress and the conversation ended in a pleasant atmosphere. The parties were involved in the preparation of the declaration and signing of the contract.
It was further stated that “after the signing and announcement of the agreement, we had decided the first day of the 23rd of September for the meeting of the inter-Afghans talks”. Zabiullah Mujahid added that “regional, world countries and international organizations also supported the Afghan peace process”.
He warned that the US President Donald Trump announcement of the cancellation of the negotiations with the Taliban will cause the most harm. Afghan Taliban revealed that the US President has invited them to visit the US in late August but they delayed the visit until the signing of the agreement in Doha.
On the other hand, according to a report published in Al-Jezeera, Taliban spokesman in Doha said a meeting was called for reconciliation on the current situation. A Taliban spokesman from Doha said that the suspension of peace talks has proved that America is not serious in bringing peace to the war-ravaged Afghanistan.