Taliban accuses US of violating peace deal

The Taliban believes that the FBI’s still hunting for the interior minister of the interim government violates the peace agreement between the US and this force.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement today that they consider the US to keep the name of an Afghan interim government minister on the FBI’s most wanted list as a clear violation of the Agreement. Doha that the two sides signed last year.

The man wanted by the FBI is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who serves as the interior minister in Afghanistan’s interim government and is the son of the founder of the Haqqani Network, which has been designated a terrorist group by the United States because of its close ties to Afghanistan. al-Qaida.

Wanted warrant for Sirajuddin Haqqani, Interior Minister of the Interim Government of Afghanistan, from the FBI.  Photo: FBI.

Wanted warrant for Sirajuddin Haqqani, Interior Minister of the Interim Government of Afghanistan, from the FBI. Photo: FBI.

A statement from the Taliban said Haqqani’s wanted status should be removed, and warned that they would resist any attempt to interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.

The Doha deal, signed last year between the Taliban and the administration of former US President Donald Trump, helped end hostilities between the two sides. Under the deal, the United States agreed to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan, while the Taliban pledged that territories they controlled in the country would be free of al-Qaeda militants.

However, the Haqqani Network, the armed branch that plays a key role in the Taliban, is believed to have links to al-Qaeda and has been responsible for a number of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, including a bomb attack. Cars in 2017 killed more than 150 people.

According to FBI records, Sirajuddin Haqqani is wanted on suspicion of being involved in an attack on a hotel in Kabul in January 2008, which killed six people, including an American citizen. The FBI said Haqqani was also accused of participating in a plot to assassinate former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008.

The Taliban announced on September 7 the positions in Afghanistan’s interim government, after wresting control of the country from the Western-backed government. In addition to the wanted Haqqani, four other ministers in the interim government were prisoners at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Luster (Follow RT)

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