Annas Haqqani, a senior Taliban member says that Doha Agreement paved the way to end a prolonged war in Afghanistan, so other elements of the peace deal should be implemented as well.
Shahabuddin Delawar, the Minister of Mines and Petroleum of the Islamic Emirate has said that contrary to the Doha Agreement, the United States acts against Afghanistan’s political sovereignty by violating the country’s airspace.
Minister Delawar reiterated that the Taliban interim government has implemented all elements of the peace agreement, and so should America remain faithful to its commitments.
Furthermore, Mullah Abdul Ghani Bradar, Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister, who signed the agreement with the United States, emphasized on engaging with the world, while addressing in a gathering which commemorated the third anniversary of the Doha peace agreement.
Mullah Bradar stated that the Taliban group is fully committed to engaging with the international community, and so should others show their genuine intentions in this regard.
Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister criticized the United States for illegally freezing the assets of Afghanistan Central Bank, and not allowing the International Community to engage with the Taliban group.
Following nine rounds of discussions, negotiators signed a peace agreement in February 2020 that addresses four main issues:
- Withdrawal of foreign forces
- Intra-Afghan negotiations
- Counterterrorism assurances
This comes as many Afghan politicians and political analysts describe the Doha Agreement between the Taliban and the US, as the main reason for the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Contrary to the Taliban members’ claims, the humanitarian aid organizations and foreign governments accuse the group of violating human rights – the rights of women and girls to work, learn, and appear in public places. The de facto authorities of Afghanistan are also accused of discriminating against religious minorities, political parties, and ethnic groups.