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Kabul excludes Washington in new Taliban talks

Reports claim that Afghan President Karzai has been engaged in secret peace talks with the Taliban without taking the US on board. Experts say the move can jeopardize the country’s already strained ties with Washington.

US President Barack Obama (L) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (Photo: Rainer Jensen dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++)

US-Afghan ties have suffered another setback by claims that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government is trying to make a peace deal with the Taliban insurgents while excluding its biggest financier, the United States. The New York Times reported on Monday, February 3, that the move was initiated by the Taliban in November last year – a time when Karzai’s relations started to deteriorate with Washington.

“I can confirm that … the Taliban are willing more than ever to join the peace process,” Aimal Faizi, the spokesman for Karzai, told Reuters. “Contacts have been made and we are also in touch with them.”

A member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, which has been assigned the task to reach out to the country’s former Islamist rulers, also confirmed that talks have been held.

“Talks took place in Dubai three weeks ago between government officials and the Taliban who flew from Doha, but we are still waiting to see the result,” the Council member told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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