The leader of “Taliban” calls on US to conduct direct negotiations to end the conflict in Afghanistan

The current leader of Taliban Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada called on the United States to hold direct negotiations with his movement to end the conflict in Afghanistan.

In a statement issued by Akhundzada on Wednesday, the leader of Taliban said that «the salvation of the Afghans is the withdrawal of US and other occupation forces from the country».

He stated that «If US officials want to solve the Afghan issue through peaceful means, they should sit at the table for face-to-face dialogue to discuss solutions to end the occupation that caused a great losses to the Afghans and the American people».

Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada added «We kept the doors open for dialogue and an understanding that meets our goals in order to achieve an end to the Afghan misery».

The President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani announced last week that his government announced a suspension of operations against the Taliban for a week starting on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Taliban announced, last Saturday, a three-day moratorium on attacks during the Islamic Eid Al Fitr, with the exception of NATO forces, led by the United States of America.

According to the Associated Press, this is the first time that Taliban, which adopts a strict interpretation of Islamic legitimacy, stop the attacks, since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Last February, the Afghani president proposed recognition of Taliban as a political party, with releasing prisoners, hold new elections, and review the constitution.

However Taliban movement rejected his preposition to engage in unconditional dialogue, in an attempt to end the war.

With continues of the conflict in Afghanistan that breaks out after US-led forces invaded Afghanistan to overthrew the Taliban from power in 2001 in the so called global war on terror after the 9/11 attacks on the United States that were carried out by Al Qaeda, which the Taliban had provided sanctuary in Afghanistan for years and still continues, with no signs of ending the conflict anytime soon.

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