Political solution is the only outcome to lasting peace in Afghanistan, says White House – News Vibe24

    Political solution is the only outcome to lasting peace in Afghanistan, says White House - Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The US government, led by President Joe Biden, believes lasting peace in Afghanistan is only possible through a political solution, the White House said, noting the ongoing dialogue between the war-torn government and the Taliban. .
    “I will note that there are ongoing political negotiations and debates that we certainly support between Afghan leaders, members of the Afghan government and the Taliban,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a daily interview on Friday amid a wave of violence. Taliban.
    “We believe that a political solution is the only result for lasting peace in Afghanistan, but we will continue to support the government in the form of humanitarian assistance, security support, education. We will also continue to encourage them to take the lead in defense and defense.” of their own people, “he said.
    In an interview with MSNBC, Secretary of State Tony Blinken said the United States was determined that Afghanistan would not become a training ground for terrorism against the United States or its allies and partners.
    “That’s why we went there first, which is important to remember. We were attacked on 9/11, we went to Afghanistan to get the people – who were attacked – brought to justice. To justice 10 years ago and “Al Qaeda, the group responsible for these attacks, has dropped dramatically in its ability to attack anyone in Afghanistan,” he said.
    “It simply came to our notice then. If we see the threat reappearing, we will be able to act against it. But that’s why we were there, and now we are 20 years old and a trillion dollars and thousands of Americans lost later in this campaign. “I think the reason we went there is where we need to focus and we have largely managed to do what we needed to do,” Blinken said.
    The United States, he said, has deep concerns about the Taliban’s actions, suggesting it may try to take the country by force.
    Senior US military officials have acknowledged that the Taliban have gained “strategic momentum”, with their forces now controlling about half of Afghanistan’s more than 400 regional centers.
    Bliken said Afghanistan would become a wartime state if the Taliban used violence.
    “He will not get the help he is asking for and the Taliban say he wants it if he has any responsibility for the country. He will not get support from the international community who say he wants it. “The conflict has been going on for more than 40 years in Afghanistan, and we are working to try to end it.”
    The US Central Command, which is responsible for Afghanistan, recently said that the withdrawal of US forces has been completed by more than 95%.
    President Joe Biden said the withdrawal would be completed by the end of August.
    About 650 troops will remain in the country to secure a US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, including the embassy, ​​and to help secure Kabul International Airport, which is a necessary facility for the movement of diplomats.

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