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Ghani offer’s Peace to Taliban

This Wednesday, Pres. Ghani offered the Taliban a pact to recognize the insurgents as a legitimate party in negotiations

The Taliban has not yet given a formal answer to Ghani’s invitation, but its chief spokesman has replied to an “Open Letter” by Barnett Rubin, a respected commentator on Afghan politics, who urged the Taliban to accept talks with the Kabul government

The Taliban spokesman said, “Our country has been occupied, which has led to an American-style supposed Afghan government being imposed upon us”

“And your view that we talk to them and accept their legitimacy is the same formula adopted by America to win the war,” they are simply seeking the “surrender” of the Taliban

The Taliban spokesman said the Taliban were “sincerely committed” to meeting international concerns over Afghanistan being used as a base for terrorist attacks and had no wish for conflict with the United States or other powers – but “the crux of the matter is, what is the vital concern of America, is it really terrorism?”

“Or is it extracting the mineral wealth of Afghanistan, imposing a self-styled government, preventing establishment of an Islamic system and pursuing imperial ambitions in the region from this land?”

“In such circumstances, we do not care about America, neither do we want to talk, nor end resistance, nor will we get tired,” the spokesman said