Moheb: Khalilzad is seeking to build power in Afghanistan with the illegitimacy of the regime
Reporter: Sanaullah Nawabi
Hamdullah Mohab, the national security adviser of Afghanistan, says Khalilzad efforts to talk with the Taliban are about marginalizing and deregulating the Afghan government. Mr. Mohab believes that the subsequent efforts of the US government will legitimize the Taliban. “Zalmay Khalilzad is pushing for the Afghan government to seek his own personal gain,” he said in a press conference with some reporters in Washington. “I think there are personal goals in these talks because there is little information about the peace process.” He added
Mr. Moheb says there was no transparency in the talks between the United States and the Taliban. He believes Zalmay Khalilzad does not advise the Afghan government on this trend. “We only get the small pieces of information from these talks,” he emphasizes. “The last people who are aware of these dialogues are we (the government of Afghanistan).”
Moheb accused Zalmay Khalilzad of taking power in Afghanistan, adding: “according to the background of Khalilzad, he is pursuing his own goals in Afghanistan. Mr. Khalilzad wanted to participate twice in the presidential election, the impression in Afghanistan and among the people in the government is that the goal of these talks may be to create a temporary government, and Khalilzad will be the head of this interim government. ”
Mr. Moheb accuses Khalilzad that he is trying to marginalize the government through long talks with the Taliban. He insists he legitimizes the Taliban, which has claimed the lives of thousands of Afghans and Americans, instead of a legitimate government in Afghanistan.