Zalmay Khalizad Clarifies That US Will Defend Afghan Forces

U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad in a twitter statement clarified that the Reuters report, which quoted two unnamed Talib commanders who alleged that US would cease support of the Afghan forces as part of any agreement, was not true.

He further added that “No one should be intimidated or fooled by propaganda”. He made it clear in his statement that the US would defend Afghan forces now and after any agreement with the Taliban.

Moreover, he ensured that all sides agree that Afghanistan’s future will be determined by intra Afghan negotiations.

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