Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Audio Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

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

Taliban can’t outwait us, says US diplomat

Taliban can’t outwait us, says US diplomat

Mar 24, 2018 - 10:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): There are signs of progress toward preventing Afghanistaninfo-icon from being used again as a terrorist safe haven, says a senior US State Department diplomat.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Henry S. Ensher, speaking at a university in New York on Friday, said: “This is the first time since I’ve been dealing with Afghanistan that I think there’s a chance to get to a resolution…”

The Military Times quoted him as saying: “Every other time I’ve been there, every other time I’ve worked on it, I have felt we have been doing the best we can to hold on, to improve the situation.”

Efforts by the US military efforts and its coalition partners and the new strategy for the region were having an impact on the Talibaninfo-icon, he noted. “We’re not going anywhere, that they cannot just outwait us.”

Ensher spoke to the Times about Afghanistan after a presentation he made at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Establishing peace and stability could be preferable to getting out of the country, the diplomat remarked.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

Related Article

Add new comment



Etisalat Get more data, Etisalat Afghanistan

Twitter Update