The al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has maintained shut ties with the Taliban regardless of the Taliban’s assurance to the US to chop ties with the group, stated a senior UN official.
“Senior figures stay in Afghanistan, in addition to a whole bunch of armed operatives,” the coordinator of the United Nations monitoring workforce for Daesh, al-Qaida and the Taliban, Edmund Fitton-Brown, stated Friday throughout a webinar as quoted by Tolo Information.
Tolo Information additional reported that the Taliban “consulted on common foundation” with al-Qaeda throughout the peace negotiations with the US. “[Al-Qaeda leader] Ayman al-Zawahiri stays near the Taliban,” he stated. “The Taliban recurrently consulted with al-Qaeda throughout the negotiations with the USA they usually supplied casual ensures that may honor their historic ties with al-Qaeda.”
Taliban nevertheless rejected the claims and stated that “sure intelligence teams” are trying to disrupt peace in Afghanistan.
In the meantime, US Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in a dialog with US Institute of Peace stated Iran needs “the US to stay engaged within the Afghan battle and isn’t supporting the peace course of in Afghanistan,” as reported by Tolo Information
“I feel it’s tough to discuss Iran as a result of there isn’t one Iran, there are two Irans. There may be international ministry Iran which says optimistic issues and expresses concepts or makes statements that could possibly be construed as supportive of a peace course of, however there may be one other Iran that wish to hold the US entangled in a battle that they wish to be unwinnable,” stated Khalilzad, as quoted by Tolo Information.
Although the US Particular Consultant referred to as Pakistan’s efforts within the Afghan Peace Course of as “optimistic”, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar warned that terrorism in Pakistan is publicly acknowledged by their very own authorities.
“Terrorism from Pakistan continues and terrorism from Pakistan stays publicly acknowledged by their authorities as a coverage that they’re justifying. (It) makes it very arduous to conduct regular relations with them,” stated Jaishankar at a web based occasion hosted by the Asia Society.
He added, “They’ve blocked connectivity between India and Afghanistan…I feel till we deal with that drawback, this problem of how do you’ve gotten a traditional relationship with this very distinctive neighbour, is a really troubling concern for our international coverage.”