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Commanding US letter to president Ghani created tension between top political leaders

Amin Alemi
Press TV, Kabul

Tensions are on the rise among Afghan politicians over a recent letter by the US secretary of state that included commanding words regarding intra-Afghan peace talks.

Afghanistan's high reconciliation council welcomed this letter, saying it highlighted a new US agenda to continue intra-Afghan talks, but this time in Turkey. But the Afghan government referred to the US top diplomat’s letter as an insulting attempt.

Experts here refer to the earlier talks in Qatar as unfruitful. But they say a conclusion can be reached in the upcoming talks in Turkey, due to the involvement of the UN and other international players.

However, neither the US-Taliban talks nor the intra-Afghan peace negotiations have brought any calm to the country. Instead, more provinces have turned into battlefields.

Apart from all ifs and buts regarding the Afghan peace process, many here urge prominent politicians to set aside their differences and make a united front. Otherwise, they say the Afghanistan crisis will once again be managed by foreign players. 

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