Afghan Taliban give new protective guarantees to diplomats
Taliban promised to provide safety to foreign diplomates and aid organizations following the temporary closure announcement of the Australian embassy.
“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assures all foreign diplomats and staff of humanitarian organizations that (we) will not pose any threats to them,” Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem told AFP.
Taliban assured all “foreign diplomats and staff of humanitarian organizations” that they will not pose any threat to them”, Mohammad Naeem a Taliban spokesman told AFP.
He said that Taliban will provide a safe environment for the activities of international diplomats and aid workers.
The announcement that the Australian embassy will be closed in Kabul is due to an increasingly uncertain security situation, but the embassy may soon open until the situation permits.
The closure report of an embassy in comes after US and NATO confirmed to withdraw from Afghanistan.
The security situation in the country is so intense that Afghan security agencies on Tuesday said the Taliban attacks have raged and at least 104 districts across the country have been attacked by the Taliban in the past 24 hours, a seven percent increase of violence since last year.
Head of National Directorate of Security Ahmad Zia Saraj during his speech at the Afghan parliament said that Afghan government forces are prepared and determined, “the enemy got inflicted with heavy casualties” and no further strength is left in them.
Saraj stressed that nothing has changed Pakistan’s intention in halting supports to “terrorism” and attacks in Afghanistan.
“We must settle our internal issues and empower ourselves and this will prevent Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan”, the NDS chief said.
During the hearing acting Interior Minister, Hayatullah Hayat said that regional intelligence agencies are behind the current war in Afghanistan and that MoI is fully prepared to coordinate with the Ministry of Defense and NDS.
The peace process has turned things upside down for the Afghan people, according to VOA the Taliban will attend the Turkey summit based on three conditions,
1. Short Conference 2. Decisions must not be made on critical issues 3. Taliban delegation should be at a low level
VOA reported that the Taliban has no intention of declaring a ceasefire unless issues are not overcome during intra-Afghan talks.
This comes as violence has intensified across Afghanistan, more than one hundred thousand Afghans have reportedly been displaced because of the ongoing skirmish in the region.