TALIBAN REJECTED PEACE TALKS
After 27 killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan military bus in the outskirts of Kabul, on 09/29/2007, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that he wished he could contact Taliban leader Mullah Omar and another insurgency leader – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to ask why they were trying to destroy Afghanistan. He added that he would be willing to offer the Taliban positions in government if it would bring peace.
In response Taliban Spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, in a proclamation to foreign news agencies, declared that the Taliban would never negotiate with the Afghan authorities while foreign troops remained in the country.
“Taliban are not interested in government posts – ministries or anything. We want the withdrawal of foreign forces and we stand by our position,” Qari Yusuf Ahmadi told news agencies from an unknown location.
The timing of Afghan President Hamid Karzai renewed offer to share a political power with the Taliban and other insurgency leaders is signaling, clearly, that Hamid Karzai understands that it is not realistic to hope that there is a way to uproot the Taliban from the Afghan society and eventually, the Taliban will be a part of the Political system of Afghanistan.
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