The United States sent CIA Deputy Director David Cohen to talk to the Taliban.
The Taliban delegation included their intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasik.
The White House said last month that cooperation with the Taliban against terrorism was ongoing.
Washington. On Saturday, senior Biden administration officials met with Taliban men for the first time since the United States killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri at his apartment in Kabul in late July. The United States sent CIA Deputy Director David Cohen and Afghan State Department official Tom West to Doha, the capital of Qatar, to negotiate with the Taliban delegation. While the Taliban delegation included their intelligence chief Abdul Haq Wasik.
According to a CNN report, after Zawahiri’s death, the United States accused the Taliban of a clear and flagrant violation of the Doha agreement. In which it was said that the Taliban would not harbor terrorists. US officials have accused leaders of the Taliban’s Haqqani network of knowing Zawahiri’s whereabouts after a US drone fired a deadly Hellfire missile at Zawahiri. While the Taliban angrily condemned this operation. Despite this, the United States continued talks with the Taliban, including talks for the release of US citizen Mark Frerich. The presence of CIA Deputy Director David Cohen and Wasik of the Taliban at Saturday’s meeting indicates the two sides’ emphasis on cooperation in counterterrorism efforts.
Fearless…reckless…the man was jumping from the 23rd floor of the building without any safety equipment, will be blown away after watching the video!
The White House said last month that cooperation with the Taliban against terrorism was ongoing. Frerich was released about three weeks ago with help from Qatar. He had to stay in captivity for more than 2 years. Another American, a filmmaker named Ivor Shearer, is currently in Taliban captivity. However, the CIA and State Department declined to comment. However, it is said that the Taliban, despite all their promises, maintains links with Al-Qaeda. Right now they are troubled by attacks from the notorious Islamic State known as ISIS-K. The Islamic State has now become an internal threat to the Taliban and sectarian stability in Afghanistan.
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FIRST POST: 09 October 2022, 08:22 IST