The USA sent CIA Deputy Director David Cohen to talk with the Taliban.
The Taliban delegation included their intelligence chief, Abdul Haq Wasik.
Last month, the White House announced that cooperation with the Taliban in the fight against terrorism is underway.
Washington. On Saturday, senior Biden administration officials met with the Taliban for the first time since the US killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in his Kabul apartment in late July. The US has sent CIA Deputy Director David Cohen and Afghan State Department official Tom West to Doha, the capital of Qatar, to negotiate with the Taliban delegation. Meanwhile, their intelligence chief, Abdul Haq Wasik, was part of the Taliban delegation.
According to CNN news, after the assassination of Zawahiri, the USA accused the Taliban of an obvious and gross violation of the Doha Agreement. In which it was said that the Taliban will not give shelter to terrorists. US officials have accused leaders of the Taliban’s Haqqani network of knowing Zawahiri’s location after a US drone fired a deadly Hellfire missile at Zawahiri. Meanwhile, the Taliban angrily condemned this action. Despite this, the US continued negotiations with the Taliban, including negotiations for the release of American Mark Frerich. The presence of CIA Deputy Director David Cohen and the Taliban’s Wasik at Saturday’s meeting shows that the two sides are emphasizing cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Fearless… careless… the man was jumping to the 23rd floor of the building without any safety equipment, after watching the video, it will blow.
Last month, the White House announced that cooperation with the Taliban in the fight against terrorism is underway. Frerich was released about three weeks ago with the help of Qatar. He had to remain in captivity for more than 2 years. Another American, a filmmaker named Ivor Shearer, is currently being held captive by the Taliban. But the CIA and the State Department declined to comment. However, it is said that the Taliban, despite all their promises, maintain ties with Al Qaeda. Currently, they are worried about attacks by the infamous Islamic State, known as ISIS-K. ISIS-K has now become an internal threat to the Taliban and sectarian stability in Afghanistan.
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FIRST PUBLISHED. October 09, 2022, 08:22 IST