The United States’ former special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad accused the former Afghan government of dawdling in intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha that failed and did not conclude in any pact.
Speaking to the BBC-Farsi on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Doha agreement on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Zalmay Khalilzad said that the Afghan government could do better in leading the country as the Ukraine authorities did. He said that the Afghan government could prevent the situation by not fleeing the country.
The former US envoy defended the US-Taliban agreement and added that after the 20-year presence of the US troops in Afghanistan, the war was not ongoing as expected.
He acknowledged that there was a consensus in the US in regards to US troops’ pullout from Afghanistan.
“The plan was for the US and the Taliban to reach agreement and then an accord between the Afghan government and the Taliban the former that took place but never did the second one,” Khalilzad added.
He also attacked the US policies over troops’ withdrawal adding that the government could do the pullout based on condition.
In the meantime, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan that celebrated the anniversary both in Kabul and provinces accused the US of violating the Doha agreement.
The leadership called on the International Community to resolve conflicts with them through negotiations as they have experienced the path that led them to success.