The US has rejected a media report that claimed that Washington was downplaying its operations in Afghanistan for peace talks with the Taliban. General Scott Miller, commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has clarified the situation on Tuesday by issuing a statement.
According to Afghanistan agency ‘Tolo News’, Miller said that the US has passed none such order nor they have changed the relation to the operation. In fact, Newsweek had quoted senior Pentagon officials claiming that the US had limited its combat operations against the Taliban. This is because the Trump administration has reduced the number of US security forces in Afghanistan. Milan has dismissed this report completely and termed it as false and speculative.
US is desperate to leave Afghanistan-on a deal withTaliban, and distressed that India refused to send troops to take responsibility in Afghanistan, is discussing with Pak to influence Taliban to comply in return for US helping Pak in Kashmir. Beware!
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 4, 2019
Indiscriminate attacks and intentional Injury to civilians are never warranted. We condemn the attack today in Kabul for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, and in which scores were killed and reportedly over 145 injured, including many civilians.
— U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad (@US4AfghanPeace) August 7, 2019
General Miller said, ‘There is no basis for news of a change in our operation. We have given none such order nor are we going to make any changes. Let us know that recently the 8th round of talks took place in Qatar between the US and the Taliban. We believe it that both sides will sign a peace deal in the next few days that might ensure the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.