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Envoy: No peace talks underway with Afghan Taliban

Envoy: No peace talks underway with Afghan Taliban

A senior U.S. official says leaders of the Taliban resistance in Afghanistan have shown no interest in a negotiated end to the war.
The administration's envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, told reporters Friday that some individual fighters for the Taliban are contacting the Afghan government in search of peace.
But he said these are not senior Taliban figures. And he said the contacts do not amount to negotiations in any sense of the word.
Holbrooke said recent news reports about extensive discussions between the Afghan government and Taliban commanders at the highest levels of the militant group's leadership were off base.


Updated : 2021-10-26 23:26 GMT+08:00