Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Join peace process or face onslaught, US warns Taliban

Join peace process or face onslaught, US warns Taliban

By
On
Mar 06, 2016 - 17:46

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Sunday warned the Talibaninfo-icon to either join the peace process or face the onslaught of American and Afghan forces.    

 “The Taliban have a choice:  to join good-faith negotiations for peace, or continue to fight a war in which they are killing their fellow Afghans and destroying their country,” a State Department spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

 “If they choose the latter course, they will continue to face the combined efforts of the Afghan security forces and their international partners,” the spokesman warned.      

He said the US supported President Ashraf Ghani’s efforts to end the conflict in Afghanistaninfo-icon through a peace and reconciliation process with the Taliban.

”As President Obama affirmed during the January 2013 state visit of President Karzai to Washington, an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process is the surest way to end violence and ensure the lasting stability of Afghanistan and the region,” the official added.

He said the US joined President Ghani in calling on Taliban to participate in direct peace talks with the government of Afghanistan.

He said the Americans were working closely with other members of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) to facilitate the resumption of dialogue toward a political settlement.

lkj/ma

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update