National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib on Sunday accused the Taliban of not showing any commitment to peace and said the group’s negotiating team has no authority to make decisions.

Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Adviser, claimed that the Taliban are not being committed to the Peace process.

He added, that the other side negotiating team does not have the authority to make decisions.

At a security meeting in Kabul, Mohib indicated that the Taliban peace delegation leaders are not authorized to make their own decisions and therefore wasting the time.

Based on the intelligence sources, Mohib indicated this spring Taliban are preparing for war.

Afghan chief of Army staff, Yasin Zia said, that the defense forces have “new plans for the war ahead”, adding that the Afghanistan government was committed to the peace process, “we fulfilled our wish for peace”, and the Taliban didn’t use it.

Meanwhile, intelligence information from security agencies shows that the Taliban is preparing to launch their spring offensive.

“The Taliban has no intention of making peace. Terrorist groups are working for foreign intelligence and their only goal is to kill people”. ATN news quoted Zia.

The interior minister in his turn said, “The security forces are fully prepared, the security forces are in favor of peace. If the Taliban choose the path of war, they will face us. The level of coordination among the security forces is high, and new preparations have been made for the continuation of the Republic,”.

The government on the other hand is trying to implement the defensive plan.

Shah Mahmood Miakhiakhil, the deputy defense minister, was quoted by ATN news, “The plans we have, we are trying to implement. Our forces are prepared to fight against those who have a sinister plan. They will not allow terrorist groups to destroy public facilities and kill innocent people.”

It is said that next spring could be the bloodiest years in 20 years unless talks come out with a result.

Hamdullah also hinted the media, that earlier American national security institutions did not had any strong relations with the Afghan government, and that he thinks “government to government” and “institution to institution” relations will further improve.

Jake Sullivan and Mohib had a conversation on Friday both spoke regarding peace process and US commitment in Afghanistan development and partnership. 

This comes as President Ghani accompanied by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danish on Sunday at a meeting with members of Shia Scholars said, “The Republic is an umbrella and a bed where the equality of all Afghans is ensured”, adding that “Our security and defense forces have not lost the war, and the full international legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan remains, and the United States is a partner of the Afghan government and our security and defense forces,” ATN quoted Ghani.

The Afghan president also talked about independent Afghanistan, national sovereignty, democracy, and unity.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.