India for elected political structure in Afghanistan before drawdown of United States troops

16 Mars, 2019, 20:37 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib blasted US Special Represen­tative Zalmay Khalilzad accusing him of weakening the Afghan government so that he could become Afghanistan’s viceroy

The US has intensified its efforts in the past few months, including holding talks with the Taliban, to end the more than 17-year conflict in Afghanistan.

Mohib condemned the US talks as the "wrong approach" and for "delegitimizing the Afghan government and weakening it and at the same time elevating the Taliban".

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale met US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad recently and apprised India's views about drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan, they said. US media reports claimed that US National Security Adviser John Bolton also refused to meet his Afghan counterpart because of his remarks to the media. "He was wanting to run for president twice", Mohib said.

Khalilzad informed Gokhale about the issues under discussions with the Taliban and that Washington was insisting on an assurance that territory of Afghanistan will not be used for any terror activities.

"The perception in Afghanistan and people in government think that perhaps, perhaps all this talk is to create a caretaker government of which he will then become the viceroy". On Tuesday, he came straight back to Washington.

Robert Palladino, the State Department's deputy spokesman, said David Hale, the USA undersecretary of state for political affairs, "summoned" Mohib and told him he rejected the attack on "the US approach to reconciliation".

"Attacks on Ambassador Khalilzad are attacks on the department and only serve to hinder the bilateral relationship and the peace process", he added.

Trump slams handling of Brexit by UK's May
He said he once lived in a country where if he had been himself he would have been breaking laws and now that has all changed. While speaking to the press, Trump mentioned his property in Doonbeg, Clare and said that he plans on visiting Ireland.

CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) Puts Bitcoin Futures On Hold
According to the release, the CFE "does not now intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading". The exchange won't list new contracts in March.

Mike Ashley refers Debenhams board to regulator over profit warning
If the deal conditions were approved by shareholders, the £150m loan would be interest-free, Sports Direct said. It added that if it is not approved, the loan would come with an interest of 3 percent.

Hale "expressed our commitment to the Afghan government's stability and full participation in the peace process", Palladino said.

Critics, now including this senior member of the Afghan government, have said leaving Ghani and his government out of the room has weakened them and shown the Taliban that they don't have to deal with them.

It is rare that a senior visiting official of another government is summoned by the US State Department in this manner.

"We remain in close consultation with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other senior members of the Afghan Government on all matters involving peace in Afghanistan", he said, adding that "And at every available opportunity, often multiple times during a single trip overseas, Special Representative Khalilzad has traveled to Kabul for updates and consultations".

The latest round of US-Taliban talks, which lasted for 16 days, ended on Monday in Doha, Qatar. Palladino declined to say whether the USA believed Mohib was speaking on behalf of the Afghan government, saying only, "We're confident in our Afghan government partner".

The remark by PM Khan comes in the backdrop of Islamabad's close ties with the Taliban and Pakistan's attempts to control the Afghan peace process.

He wouldn't say whether the US would condition its withdrawal on those talks happening, but several outside experts have warned any Taliban promises can not be trusted.

Conseillé:

  • Kyle Busch unfazed as 200th NASCAR win looms

    Kyle Busch unfazed as 200th NASCAR win looms

    The World's Largest Race and Sportsbook, Westgate of Las Vegas , updated Odds to Win Monster Energy Cup Series Championship. Now, Busch certainly deserves credit for this accomplishment, even if you don't count his 200 as coming close to Petty's.
    Monaco s'offre le dauphin Lille sur le fil

    Monaco s'offre le dauphin Lille sur le fil

    S'ils restent dauphins, à 17 points du PSG, ils ont manqué l'opportunité de reléguer l'OL à 10 longueurs. Lille s'est incliné pour la première fois en 2019 en championnat.
    Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu set title clash — WTA Indian Wells

    Angelique Kerber and Bianca Andreescu set title clash — WTA Indian Wells

    Williams fought off two break points to tie the second set 2-all before Kerber again won three games in arrow for a 5-2 lead. He'll face either eighth-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiem or France's world number 19 Gael Monfils for a place in the final.
  • Moha La Squale poursuivi pour menaces de mort

    Moha La Squale poursuivi pour menaces de mort

    Le rappeur du XXe arrondissement de Paris devra se présenter en septembre au tribunal après une altercation à la Réunion. La victime était attablée avec sa femme à côté de la table de l'artiste, vraisemblablement un peu ivre ce soir-là.
    Nations offered 5 bln pound carrot for new global league

    Nations offered 5 bln pound carrot for new global league

    France and South Africa have both given their initial support to the plans, while emphasising there are details to be worked on. World Rugby Vice-Chairman Agustín Pichot added: "We are at an important time in our game's history".
    Boulaya buteur face à Niort — France

    Boulaya buteur face à Niort — France

    Clermont a aussi enregistré une belle victoire face au dernier, le Red Star (4-0), avec notamment un triplé de Florian Ayé. En déplacement à Châteauroux , le Paris FC a une fois de plus fait preuve de solidité avant de trouver la faille (0-1).
  • Les députés votent la privatisation d'ADP

    Les députés votent la privatisation d'ADP

    La privatisation d'Aéroports de Paris ( ADP ) semble bien en piste après le feu vert jeudi soir des députés français, qui fait suite à de très longs débats à l'Assemblée nationale .
    Iowa Routed by MI  74-53 in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals

    Iowa Routed by MI 74-53 in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals

    3 seed in this year's Big Ten Tournament, and they'll take on No. 6 Iowa on Friday night in the late game from Chicago . More impressive, he totaled 11 assists to just one turnover while also grabbing four rebounds and two steals.
    Gambino crime family boss shot dead

    Gambino crime family boss shot dead

    The New York Post reported that Cali had increased the Gambino family's involvement in drug trafficking, particularly in opioids. Francesco Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso in the NY borough of Staten Island, the NYPD said.
  • Frost makes history at Cheltenham

    Frost makes history at Cheltenham

    The Emma Lavelle-trained 7-year old came home ahead of 33-to-1 chance Sam Spinner, with Faugheen third at a price of 4-to-1. He's good, so let's enjoy him over hurdles and he's only seven. 'But I keep stressing, this is not just me here.
    'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across US after winter siege

    'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across US after winter siege

    Denver Public Schools was one of many school districts that canceled school because of poor road conditions and power outages. Residents were being urged to stay off the roads during the duration of the storm, CBS Denver reported .
    Police use fake $3.4m artwork to lure and catch thieves

    Police use fake $3.4m artwork to lure and catch thieves

    Their target? " The Crucifixion " by Pieter Brueghel the Younger - a 17th-century depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Officials kept up the ruse in the hours after the theft, telling newspapers the theft was a "hard blow for the community".


Populaire

EN DIRECT / LIVE. Slalom - Dames - Soldeu - 16 mars 2019
A 24 ans, Shiffrin améliore ainsi son propre record de victoires sur une saison, tous sexes confondus, avec un 16e succès. La 2 de ce classement officiaux, la légende suisse Vreni Schneider, avait décroché 14 succès sur une saison (1988/89).

Push to defeat IS in Syria slowed by concern for hostages
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group based in Britain, said two women had carried out suicide blasts.

Witness in Berlusconi's bunga-bunga trial 'poisoned'
Mr Berlusconi - who has served as prime minister in four governments - is still facing a number of charges, including bribing. In 2012, Fadil testified at Berlusconi's trial, in which he was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

Champions League quarterfinal draw: See who matches up
Ajax last won the Champions League in 1995, while Manchester United last won in 2008 and Juventus most recently won in 1996. The Champions League hasn't had a different victor since Barcelona claimed the title in 2015.

Muslim activist tears into Chelsea Clinton's 'caucasity' at NZ victims' vigil
Clinton apologized but the activists continued to blame her for the massacre that claimed 49 lives . On Friday, a gunman opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, killing 49 people.

Le prochain James Bond en mode électrique — Aston Martin
Amateur de belles voitures, James Bond deviendra donc un ambassadeur de l'électrique de choix. Au casting, Daniel Craig mais aussi Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux ou encore Ralph Fiennes .

Kylie Jenner donne une classe de maître de maquillage pour maman
C'est ça!" Mais Kendall, dont la carrière sur les podiums lui a valu le titre de mannequin le mieux payé de 2018 par le magazine Forbes, n'est pas la seule sur la liste d'attente des collab de Kylie Cosmetics.

La justice refuse qu'un bébé ne soit prénommé "Griezmann Mbappé" — Brive
La décision a été rendue il y a quelques jours par un juge aux affaires familiales, indique France Bleu Limousin . Mais selon nos confrères, "Griezmann Mbappé" sera quand même mentionné sur l'acte de naissance, dans la marge.

LDC, Makelele donne les raisons de l’élimination par Man U — PSG
L'ancien international français n'a pas mâché ses mots: " Je l'ai mal vécue parce que depuis que je suis parti de Paris, on ne parle que de la Champions League".

Florida Insider Poll: DeSantis’ voucher plan will get Supreme Court’s OK
They would also be able to possess up to four ounces of cannabis at any given time. "We did the best that we could do and still remain responsible".