Sopko’s warning: failure to reintegrate the Taliban will exacerbate the battle
Reporter: Shikib Ahmad Nazari
While the United States is preparing for the sixth round of peace talks with the Taliban, in the most recent case, The United States Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reports the horrific implications of peace talks due to possible failure will harm Afghanistan. “I believe that any failures in the successful reintegration of the Taliban fighters may put the peace deal in jeopardy,” said John F. Sopko. It is likely that the fighters who are trying to separate from the body of the group will re-engage in violence and, again, join the ranks of the Taliban as a result of dissatisfaction. ”
These statements are being made at a time when Zalmai Khalilzad, the special envoy to Afghanistan’s peace talks, has started a fifteen-day visit to some European and Islamic countries. The State Department has announced the goal of a 15-day trip of Khalilzad tour to US-led alliance is speaking of Afghanistan peace talks.