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Afghan Taliban resume peace talks with US envoy in Qatar

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  1. Taimoor Khan

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    https://www.dawn.com/news/1459044/afghan-taliban-resume-peace-talks-with-us-envoy-in-Qatar

    Afghan Taliban resume peace talks with US envoy in Qatar



    ISLAMABAD: The United States and the Taliban on Monday resumed their talks in Doha aimed at ending the stalemate over participation of Afghan government in negotiations for a political settlement of the conflict.

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement said: “Following American acceptance of the agenda of ending invasion of Afghanistan and preventing Afghanistan from being used against other countries in the future, talks with American representatives took place today in Doha.”

    The talks would continue on Tuesday.

    Doha meeting happened as the Taliban fighters attacked an Afghan intelligence agency — National Directorate of Security — installation in Maidan Shahr, Kabul, killing and wounding dozens of security personnel.
    The two sides — US and Taliban — had last met in December 2018 in Abu Dhabi in a meeting facilitated by Pakistan and observed by Saudi Arabia and UAE. It had been agreed at the meeting that the engagement process would be continued. But, arranging the next round of talks became difficult due to the Taliban’s inflexibility over negotiating with the Afghan government. The Taliban have, meanwhile, been insisting that US should instead withdraw its forces and release Taliban prisoners.

    There was no word from the US side on the Taliban claim after the latest meeting in Doha that US had agreed to discuss withdrawal plans.

    US Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad had earlier on Saturday hinted at flexibility in the American position. He had said: “Let me be clear: the US wants peace. … To achieve peace, we are ready to address legitimate concerns of all Afghan sides in a process that ensures Afghan independence and sovereignty, and accounts for legitimate interests of regional states. Urgent that fighting end.”

    He had made these comments while clarifying his statement from Kabul in which he talked about maintaining military pressure while engaging in peace talks. This was seen as an indication that the US was pursuing a talks and fight strategy.

    Amb Khalilzad last week made an extensive trip to Pakistan spanning over five days during which intensive behind the scenes efforts were made to end the impasse in the ongoing contacts.

    The special envoy appeared hopeful as he left Islamabad on Sunday. “We’re heading in the right direction with more steps by Pakistan coming that will lead to concrete results,” he had tweeted after concluding Pakistan trip.

    Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2019
     
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  2. Taimoor Khan

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    So,

    IK is in Qatar as we speak. Taliban and Americans are in talks in Qatar at the same time. Coincidence?

    Taliban blew NDS office to smithereens.

    Taliban are saying that America has accepted to end the occupation of Afghanistan.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY, Taliban have told America that no one will use Afghan soil to destabilise other countries. (Hint: Indian use of Afghan soil to spread terrorism in Pakistan).


    It seems that the northern alliance, the farsawan lot are staring down the barrel.
     
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  3. Sully3

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    Indians humiliated by Afghan Taliban in Doha.

    Told no country will be allowed to use Afghan soil against other countries.
     
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  4. hussain0216

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    Monday: Slap the shit out of afghani puppets..

    Tuesday: Talk peace with the USA to finally end the occupied

    True leaders of Afghanistan:enjoy:
     
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  5. Goenitz

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    i think they are saying that US will not be allowed to spy on China... I mean no US army base in AFG even after peace.. like in gulf
     
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    That in itself is the end of Indian presence in Afghansitan. India is in Afghanistan due to American sponsorship. Indians will be committing suicide if they decide to stay put after yanks have sailed the shores.
     
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  7. Khan Kore

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    Always negotiate from the position of strength.
    Talk peace with soft voice, while hit hard on the battle field, will bare fruits.
    It has all the ingredients of a winning strategy.
     
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    Chakar The Great SENIOR MEMBER

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    India is the real loser here.
     
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  9. Lasit Borphukan

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    so you believe the Yankees will just pack their bags and leave Afghanistan just like that, because some mullah demands that ...you people need to be more realistic and also take reference from history ...
     
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    how can taliban not include the kings of universe in peace negotiation!! how dare they!!!

    Modi be like " we will deprive you of bollywood"

    no no they will come under "Tiranga" and work under supa army for future of afghanistan!

    you are wrong sarrr!

    india will stay in afghanistan in some north dark corner of afghanistan along with raziks and karazai and some farsi bans and make movies about how they rule afghanistan and how they are making afgs future better!!

    its all about creating perception banya is master at art of deception and lies!
     
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  11. khanmubashir

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    Reference from history ???
    U mean like Vietnam or Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan Sonny ;)
     
  12. Maxpane

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    i think indians enjoyed theur chance in 2008 to 2013 when they were at the peak to destabilise pakistan . After the Zarb e azab and rad ul fasad situation was turn around and when internal problems are sort out it gives a chance to security forces to hit target outside pakistan and make an impact . Now emergence of Talibaan and american talk india is feeling the heat and do not have enough choices .
     
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    Ok then keep paying the cost and don't beg for peace talk. Meeting is over !!!
     
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    As for destroying NDS, even the USA accepts it is Vejip upon the Muslims....
     
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    i mean Korea , japan, Europe and ME darling