Taliban: We seek to prevent a civil war in Afghanistan and we want friendly relations with all countries

Baghdad The “Taliban” Movement announced that it seeks to prevent the outbreak of a civil war in Afghanistan and seeks to establish friendly relations with all foreign countries, including the United States.

The Movement’s media Spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a speech today, Thursday, in Kabul, on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence: “We want to live in peace and seek to prevent the outbreak of civil war.”

Mujahid stressed that the “Taliban” will work to solve the problems through dialogue, noting that the movement will not seek to pursue supporters of the former regime.

He added: “The world should not be afraid of us. We must be recognized. We want friendly relations with all countries in the world, including the United States.”

After the United States announced, on April 30, the start of the process of withdrawing US forces from the territory of Afghanistan, according to President Joe Biden’s plan, the “Taliban” militant movement intensified a massive military campaign against the positions of the former government forces on multiple fronts in the country.

In recent weeks, the movement managed to extend its control over all border crossings, and on August 15, Taliban militants entered the capital, Kabul, where they took control of the presidential palace, while President Ashraf Ghani left the country and arrived in the UAE, saying that he did so to “prevent a massacre.”

On the night of August 16, the Taliban announced the end of the war in Afghanistan, noting that a new regime would be established in the coming days.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency