Kabul: The US special representative for Afghanistan says there is a possibility that Afghanistan will return to civil war. Tom West, in his speech at the Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, warned that the issue is not whether internal war will happen, but the issue is when this war will happen.
Mr. West emphasized the formation of a political process and the start of intra-Afghan talks and added that the talks should be held at a level where the representatives of all the people of Afghanistan are present.
Tom West says that inter-Afghan talks are necessary to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan.
Pointing out to the Ulema meeting held by the Taliban in Kabul a while ago; Mr. West said that the participants in this meeting did not represent Afghanistan from all levels.
The US special representative, who had meetings with the officials of the Taliban and the previous government of Afghanistan in the past year, added that in the conversation with Afghans, he found out that no one is in favor of war and they all want a peace process.
Addressing the Afghans, he emphasized not to wait for international community, but they should find their own way.