No one should count on the US returning to Afghanistan militarily, according to Karen Decker, the new Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission to Afghanistan. She said there is “no chance” the US will re-engage militarily in Afghanistan.
The newly appointed US official, Decker, stated that the US will make every diplomatic and political attempt to hold the Taliban to its commitments during an on-the-record roundtable with the Afghan media representatives on Wednesday, October 5.
When questioned about the possibility of the US intervening militarily in Afghanistan, Decker responded that it is highly unlikely. “No one should be counting on that outcome,” Decker added.
The US will use diplomatic and political mechanisms to persuade the Taliban to respect human rights, human dignity, and the norms of the international community, according to Chargé d’Affaires Decker.
“We must work [with the Taliban] through diplomacy, dialogue, development, and assistance to get to a place where Afghans can live the life they deserve,” Decker said.
On the other hand, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed the al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in late July in the Afghan capital, Kabul, through a drone operation, after the US military pullout from Afghanistan.
The growing number of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power has alarmed many in the international community, who have expressed concern.
They worry that Afghanistan will turn into a haven and sanctuary for international terrorist groups and organizations.
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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency