The Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh, recalled in an interview with Le Monde that since the signing of the Doha Agreement in February 2020, violence in the country has never ceased.
Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan’s vice president and former Secret Service Director, is one of the country’s leading anti-Taliban figures. This made him the target of several attempted attacks in 2019 and 2020. He criticized the way the United States disengaged.
Currently, there is nothing to say that this decision will bring the Taliban back to the negotiating table. The Americans do plan to leave before the summer, but I think there is no hope for peace on the Taliban. Since they signed the Doha Agreement with the United States on February 29, 2020, violence has never stopped. People are afraid of an offensive in the spring, but every morning, I read the report of the previous day’s attack.Doha Process [discussion interafghane, commencée le 12 septembre] Without going forward, it is a waste of time.
It gave us very little time to reorganize. They should manage the withdrawal as part of our bilateral security agreement. The way the United States left violated its promise of reciprocal cooperation. But, on the other hand, it made things clear and freed us from the chaos that has plagued us for two years after we left. We never asked them to stay. However, they did not repatriate their troops to the United States, but hoped to deploy them in Uzbekistan and Qatar. This is not true.
Negotiations are ongoing to understand how we can continue to have combat aviation, helicopters, etc., as well as in the economic field. After finding the answer, we will see if we must find another solution. But this cruel transition will cause a lot of turmoil, because the United States has become a key player in our operations for two decades.
For two decades, this was by no means a war in Afghanistan. NATO defeated al-Qaeda, and al-Qaeda still exists on our soil. This is a failure. They found Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.We fight the so-called Quetta Shura [instance de direction du mouvement taliban]. Quetta is a city in Pakistan. When the main problem was on the other end of the border, the United States continued to bomb Afghanistan. Washington knows this, but it would rather ignore this reality and freely restrain Pakistan’s extortion policy. Pakistan obtains funds from the United States to fight Islamic extremists Al Qaeda or the Taliban on its land. -Support the Taliban who killed the Americans.