The group issued a statement on Saturday, stating that “The Islamic Emirate does not recognize the Kabul administration as a government but views it as western imported structure working for the continuation of American occupation.”
Taliban apparently issued the statement reaction to recent a statement of an Afghan official who allegedly said “‘intra-Afghan’ term ascribed to the negotiation process was incorrect and that talks were going to be held between the Kabul administration and Taliban along with other such remarks. ‘intra-Afghan’ term ascribed to the negotiation process was incorrect and that talks were going to be held between the Kabul administration and Taliban along with other such remarks.
Meanwhile, the group said “We only accept and have made preparations for negotiations that were described in the historic Doha agreement and those are intra-Afghan negotiations that cover all parties to the Afghan conflict.”
Taliban also condemned President Ghani for his statement which he delivered during an interview, stating that the Taliban being released are a threat to international security and are convicted drug traffickers and, God forbid, involved in moral crimes, according to Taliban statement.
Moreover, Taliban warned that “Such irresponsible remarks on the verge of intra-Afghan negotiations shows that the Kabul administration is still trying to create hurdles for the peace process and seeks to arouse global emotions through propaganda.”
The Afghan government has not reacted to Taliban’s latest statement so far.