Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Taliban strongly opposes delaying the withdrawal of US forces


The spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in an interview with German News Agency that the movement strongly rejects any possible delay in the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. And the Taliban spokesman continued, saying, “Our fighters will never agree to the extension.” He added that “(NATO), America and all parties have reached the conclusion that if they want to overcome the current crisis, the only good solution is to implement the signed agreement.”
The United States promised in early 2020 to withdraw its forces by May 1, 2021. In return, the armed movement committed to holding peace talks with the Afghan government.
Observers accuse the “Taliban” of failing to abide by its pledges made in the agreement. For example, it is reported that the Taliban continues to cooperate with other terrorist groups, and that the level of violence in the country is extremely high.
And the Secretary-General of “NATO”, Jens Stoltenberg, said last Thursday, after consultations, that the “NATO” countries would continue their mission in Afghanistan until further notice. The “Taliban” continue to seek a diplomatic solution, but it warns of the consequences of violating the agreement.
Mujahid said, “If the agreement is violated, the people of Afghanistan will of course defend themselves … as they have done during the past 20 years.” But he added that any decision will be issued only next May, in the event that foreign forces are still in the country at that time, explaining that “if the diplomatic track is closed, there is no way but war.”
It is noteworthy that the Afghan peace talks have been suspended for weeks. Mujahid pointed out that “the consultations within the Taliban movement are among the reasons for stopping,” and he said, “We have not left the negotiations in general, and we are committed to continuing them.”

Despite the peace agreement signed by the Taliban with the administration of former US President Donald Trump last year, the movement began to take advantage of the end of Trump’s ability to impose the US policy on Afghanistan to increase the momentum of its efforts to control the country.
The “Taliban” had agreed, under the terms of that agreement with the United States, to negotiate a peaceful solution to the long-running civil war in this backward-looking country, in exchange for Washington’s approval to withdraw all its remaining forces. Moreover, the “Taliban” agreed to cut ties with terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda.
In a report published by the American Gatestone Institute, British political analyst and researcher Kuhn Cofflin said that, according to the recent events in Afghanistan, the Taliban show little desire to abide by the terms of the agreement.
Cofflin, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, added that while Trump had fulfilled his obligations stipulated in the agreement and reduced the number of US forces from about 13,000 at the time the agreement was signed in February to only 2,500 when he left office, There is little evidence that the Taliban is fulfilling its obligations under the terms of the deal.
On the contrary, since the beginning of this year there has been a noticeable escalation in the level of violence, as the Taliban are accused of intensifying their terrorist campaign in an attempt to regain control of Afghanistan, instead of seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict in the country, amid demands. To the new US President Biden not to allow the movement to regain control of the country. In addition, the Taliban leadership maintains its ties with terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda.
In addition, Hamdallah Moheb, the Afghan National Security Adviser, in an interview with the British newspaper “The Times” last week accused the Taliban of simply using the agreement to secure the release of Taliban fighters from Afghan prisons. He said, “The only thing that (the Taliban) got from this agreement was the release of its prisoners, then launched an attack against the Afghan government and its forces, and this was apparently their plan from the start.”
The rapidly deteriorating security situation has now prompted NATO leaders to order a review of whether all remaining US-led forces deployed in Afghanistan should be withdrawn by May 1, as basically included in Trump’s agreement with The Taliban.
A hypothetical two-day conference was held last week for NATO defense ministers. It is the first time that officials from the new Biden administration have participated. The conference discussed in detail whether the withdrawal should continue, but it was decided to postpone a decision on that, while US President Joe Biden conducts a comprehensive review of the agreement concluded by Trump.
Although the Biden administration has not yet decided whether to support the Trump agreement, there is increasing resistance within NATO to withdraw troops, while the Taliban movement continues its violent campaign against the Afghan people.

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