Zalmay Khalilzad has new demand from Pakistan over Afghan Taliban

Zalmay Khalilzad has new demand from Pakistan over Afghan Taliban
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KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has a new demand from Pakistan over Afghan Taliban.

Khalilzad has condemned the announcement of spring offensive by Taliban as he called on Pakistan to condemn the announcement as well, the Afghan media reported on Saturday.

“The Taliban’s spring offensive announcement is reckless.

It is irresponsible to suggest that an increase in violence is warranted because the government announced a security plan. The Afghan people have clearly voiced their desire for peace,” Ambassador Khalilzad said in a statement posted in Twitter.

He said “Through this announcement, Taliban leaders demonstrate their indifference to the demands of Afghans across the country. The call for more fighting will not advance peace efforts. If executed, it will only yield more suffering and thousands more causalities.”

Foreign Policy