US State Department has said the decision to launch a mass protest by the ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor in 15 provinces is an internal issue of Afghanistan and that it should be dealt in Afghanistan by Afghan officials.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert in response to a question that launching such a big demonstration would not destabilize Afghanistan said they are not aware of such protest and that it belongs to Afghanistan’s internal issues.
“I'm not aware of this demonstration that you're mentioning. I think we would probably regard that as an internal matter,” said Nauert.
Previously, State Department said the rift between the Presidential Palace and Jamiat-e-Islami party should be resolved peacefully through negotiations.
Sources meanwhile said Noor is busy in mobilizing people to launch a mass demonstration against government.
Noor this week warned that he and his supporters will march through Kabul with a convoy of 10,000 vehicles and meanwhile his supporters will take out to streets in 15 provinces for a mass protest.
“We do not want to stay silent. We will launch such a civil move and civil disobedience that the Presidential Palace will not only shake, but it will break,” Noor had said.
At least 10 days have remained to deadline given by Atta Mohammad Noor.
“It is good that the United States as an ally of the Afghan government does not interfere in an internal affair of the country, because impartial interference is not possible in such issues and also supporting only one side will have serious consequences,” political affairs analyst Daud Naji said.
Government and Jamiat have held more than 10 rounds of talks since the beginning of the tension, but the negotiations lead them nowhere.