Khalilzad: US Wants to See Taliban Prisoners Release ASAP

US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says the United States would like to see prisoner releases begin as soon as possible in line with the U.S.-Taliban agreement.

“No prisoners have been released to date despite the commitment to do so expressed by both sides,” Khalilzad said.


He stressed that it is time for Afghans to compromise and put their differences aside to resolve the political crisis resulting from elections and dual inaugurations.

“This crisis undermines security,” he asserted.

Khalilzad added that the coronavirus poses a mortal threat and requires Afghans to put their country, and its people, first which is a matter of life and death.

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