KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has renewed his criticism of neighboring Pakistan, saying it was waging an “undeclared war of aggression” against his country.
The two countries have long accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border, and their forces exchanged fire over a border dispute last month.
Ghani said if the Taliban did not soon begin negotiations, he would seek new sanctions against the group as a sponsor of terrorism.
"This is the last chance, take it or face the consequences," he said.
Afghanistan accuses elements in Pakistan, worried about old rival India gaining influence in Afghanistan, of providing support for militant groups like the Taliban, an accusation Pakistan denies.
"What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region," Ghani said.