'Time for attacks is over join the diplomacy': Taliban to NATO
The time for attacks in Afghanistan is over, and the Taliban has asked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to engage in diplomacy with the South Asian country. The statement comes almost a week after NATO chief Jean Stoltenberg called on allies to remain vigilant on the growing situation in Afghanistan and to "attack and monitor any attempts to reorganize international terrorist groups in Afghanistan." Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an interview with local media: "Time is up." "These actions proved 20 years ago that they were not working and should be resolved through diplomacy," Mujahid said. Taliban officials say the group, which was appointed by the United States as a terrorist organization and now rules Afghanistan, will not be allowed to use it as a center for proxy war between world powers. In the interview, Mujahid spoke out against other countries' interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs and said it "does not accept it." "We must say 100 percent that no one, including Pakistan, should interfere," he said. "We are an independent country. We do not accept these interventions. Pakistan is a separate country. We do not want to. "On the economic crisis, Mujahideen is in talks with other regional countries, including Uzbekistan, for trade support. The spokesman also said in an interview that there is a good deal with Iran on energy and food, as well as rail and border security.
The Taliban invaded Afghanistan after the United States and other NATO allies withdrew their forces from Afghanistan. The chaotic exit created a major humanitarian crisis for Afghanistan, which brought the country back to 1991 when the group was expelled by US forces.