Kabul hails US decision to rethink Taliban pact

Kabul welcomed the new US administration’s plan to review the February 2020 peace deal with the Taliban.

Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqi said on Saturday that the US-Taliban agreement had so far failed to controlling militant-linked violence or pavng the way for a ceasefire.

“The Taliban have not lived up to their commitments,” the presidential aide said in a statement, which came after a telephone conversation between Jake Sullivan, the new US national security adviser, and his Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib.

A day earlier, the Biden administration said it was looking to review the pact between Washington and the Taliban.

Mohib told the US NSA that Kabul wanted to work toward a permanent ceasefire and durable peace in Afghanistan.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Mohib claimed Sullivan affirmed that the partnership with the government of Afghanistan and remained a priority and a key to US national security objectives.

“We will continue close consultations in the days and weeks ahead,” the official added.