The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, accused the “Taliban” of violations of the Doha agreement, saying that “even though the Taliban committed” not to harboring “terrorists,” it is still happening.
West made the remarks in an interview with TOLOnews.
“Even though the Taliban committed not to host terrorists that wish other countries harm, and not to allow training, or recruiting or fundraising in their territory, all of that is happening and let’s recall that three countries, three neighbors, have experienced the attacks from terrorists inside Afghanistan; Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and now increasingly Pakistan as well,” he said.
But the Islamic Emirate said that there is no evidence to show that the Afghan soil is being used against other countries.
“The Islamic Emirate wants good relations with all countries particularly with the neighboring countries. There is no evidence regarding threats from Afghan soil to the neighboring countries,” Karimi said.
Regarding the flying of US drones in Afghan air space, West said that the US wants to make sure that Afghanistan is not becoming a haven for the terrorists.
“There are issues that I can’t say publicly given they are classified. So, the Afghan people have to take me at my word, I am not a person who is misleading. Ayman Al-Zawahiri was living in downtown Kabul under the shelter of the Taliban leadership and we took him out,” West said.
However, the Islamic Emirate called the flying of US drones in Afghan air space a violation of the Doha agreement.