Taliban threatens America says 'We can tackle Islamic State ourselves, don't want help of US'
Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki of the Taliban's interim government claimed that he said these things during the first face-to-face conversation after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
New Delhi: The Taliban has threatened America, saying that it should not think at all about destabilizing Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki of the Taliban's interim government claimed that he said these things during the first face-to-face conversation after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
Muttaki's statement came as an attempt by the Taliban to re-establish their rule in Afghanistan. After the first US military action 20 years later, Islamic fundamentalists had to be ousted from the regime.
After talks in Qatar's capital Doha, Muttaki told Afghan state news agency Bakhtar, "We have clearly told them that it will not be good for anyone to try to destabilize the government in Afghanistan."
Muttaki said, "Good relations with Afghanistan will be good for all. Nothing should be done to weaken the current government in Afghanistan, otherwise it may create problems for the people."
'There would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the 'increasingly active' Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan. We are able to tackle Daesh independently,' Taliban spokesperson.
Muttaki's statement came after the first two days of talks with a US team led by US State Department Deputy Special Representative Tom West and USAID's top humanitarian official Sarah Charles. He said that the US will also help immunize Afghans against covid-19.
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