April 13, 2021

Taliban Boycotts Key Peace Talks After U.S. Pull-Out Delay

Featuring Christopher D. Kolenda

Source: The Daily Beast

Journalists Spencer Ackerman, Sami Yousafzai, Noor Ibrahim

Hours after the Biden administration announced that the remaining 3,500 American troops will return from Afghanistan by the twentieth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a Taliban spokesperson announced a refusal to join U.S.-facilitated peace talks between the Islamic group and the Afghan government.

“Until all foreign forces completely withdraw from our homeland, the Islamic Emirate will not participate in any conference that shall make decisions about Afghanistan,” Mohammed Naeem, a spokesperson for the Taliban’s political arm, said on Tuesday.

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Authors

  • Christopher D. Kolenda

    Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Christopher D. Kolenda is the Founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, which helps nonprofits and small businesses maximize their impact by developing their Leadership, Cultu...