AT News Report
KABUL: US ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said that his country doesn’t want impose settlement on Afghanistan, and rejected the Taliban’s propaganda campaign regarding Doha negotiations.
In a press briefing here in Kabul, the US envoy talked over ongoing peace talks in Qatar, and other related issues to Afghanistan, including the forthcoming presidential elections.
“We are carefully in talks with the Taliban, and don’t discuss those issues that only Afghans can discuss, debate and decide for yourself,” the envoy said.
“We have profound respects for the people of this country’s ability to make their own choses, we don’t seek to create an imposes settlement,” the ambassador added.
US engaged in talks with the Taliban to establish peace and stability and protection of the last 18 years achievements.
He said that Taliban group are spreading unfair propaganda and information regarding talks between US envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban negotiating member in Doha.
He called on Taliban to refrain from killing innocent people and sit in talks with the people of Afghanistan.
“US never represent the people of Afghanistan in the talks underway in Qatar,” Bass said, stressing the people of Afghanistan should resolve their differences themselves.
He said four topics — withdrawal of foreign forces, counter-terrorism, ceasefire and intra-Afghan dialogue — had been discussed with the Taliban and there was progress on the first two topics.