Taliban Warns US Against Engaging with ‘Fake’ Insurgent Envoys – VOA News

FILE – Zalmay Khalilzad, seen in this March 2009 file photo, has been named a U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan.

The Afghan Taliban has warned the United States against meeting “fake” and “fraudulent” insurgent delegations, saying such contacts could “seriously harm any possible genuine process of dialogue.”

The Islamist insurgency issued the warning following media reports of meetings between American and unidentified “high-ranking” Taliban officials in Dubai and Bagram, the largest U.S.-run military base in Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the reports as completely false, and as rumors, saying neither any member of the insurgency nor any delegation visited Bagram …. Read More on VOA News