Continued bloodshed to gain high army seats
The Taliban have escalated violence in recent days as intra-Afghan talks begun in Doha, Qatari Capital, and the group’s bloodshed has never stopped. The demands are ostensibly for peace, but behind the scenes, the Taliban have made it a precondition that they should reach high positions in the Afghan army.
Reacting to the Taliban’s view, the Afghan presidential palace said that the group’s constant idea of accepting responsibility for the country’s national army is “illusory” and “contrary to the spirit of peace.” In the latest reaction, Presidential Palace spokesman Siddiq Siddiqui republished a CBS report on Wednesday, stressing that the Taliban’s demand for the country’s national army was against the spirit of peace and was an illusion
Siddiqui Siddiqui also emphasized that these remarks are sad and disappointing for the people of Afghanistan and the international community, who are seeking a peaceful end to nearly two decades of violence. “Some members of the Taliban’s political bureau in Qatar have told CBC radio and television network in a face-to-face interview that the current system in Afghanistan is corrupt, and they want a significant share in the future government,” he said.
A senior Taliban member told the network that at least “five key ministries” should be given to the group and that Taliban fighters should join the army under the umbrella of “an Islamic system.” Members of the Taliban’s political bureau in Doha have said they do not oppose the presence of women in the cabinet and adhere to the rights of minorities, but resist the presence of women in the prime minister’s office, or the judiciary system is not acceptable to them. These views of the Taliban have provoked a reaction from the Presidential Palace as the two sides, in discussing the “principles of conduct of inter-Afghan negotiations,” advised each other to work patiently during the talks and to hold the negotiations peacefully and without delay. Aggression.