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Taliban leaders receive orders from Qatar to kill Afghans: Sadiq Sediqi

After US President Donald Trump has canceled the peace talks
with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders, a statement came from
Afghanistan government, which not only appreciated the Trump’s
decision but also raised the concerns over incomplete negotiations
in Qatar.

Sadiq Sediqi, a spokesman for President of Afghanistan Ashraf
Ghani while addressing a news conference in Kabul, said that the
Taliban leaders staying in Qatar for peace talks were “having (a)
honeymoon in Doha,” adding that the “Taliban leaders receive
orders from Qatar to kill Afghans.

He said Afghan people would never accept an incomplete peace
deal with the Taliban that results in their death.

“The peace talks provided an opportunity to the Taliban to embrace
political life,” Sediq Sediqqi told reporters in Kabul.

“We (the Afghan government) expected an outcome leading to a
ceasefire and holding direct talks with the Taliban but we did not
see any real effort from their (Taliban) end,” he said.

Ghani’s office said in a statement that lasting peace required “a strong, legitimate and a legal government through the upcoming
elections to take the ongoing peace process forward.”

Ghani is attempting a second tenure in the elections scheduled for
September 28, but the Taliban have called for the elections to be
canceled as a precondition to signing a peace accord with the US

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