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US has Not Imposed War on Afghanistan

15 Apr 2019 Did Press Agency

US special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad reacted against the Taliban’s declaration that America has imposed the war on the group.

US special representative on Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad reacted against the Taliban’s declaration that America has imposed the war on the group.

Mr Khalilzad in twitted late Sunday that America has not imposed this war.

“We did not impose this war. Afghanistan has been at war for decades, at times with each other. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians have died,” Khalilzad twitted, stressing that “Rather than another season of fighting, Afghans are demanding a new way forward”.

“The US entered peace talks because more war is not the answer. During talks I’ve proposed ways to reduce violence. By refusing to work with us to end the killing, the Talibs are prolonging it. Let Afghan people judge whether Talib statements encouraging more violence is way forward,”

“The quickest way to prevent casualties is to agree to a ceasefire. Taliban senior leadership should allow their representatives to come to the table and discuss. I will continue to press the case,” he added.

According to him, the Afghan people deserve and want a comprehensive ceasefire and negotiations leading to a lasting peace, and the US stands with them.

This comes as Taliban group has recently announced their spring operation.

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