Senior Afghan official accuses US envoy of ‘delegitimizing’ Afghan government – CNN


(CNN)A senior Afghan official on Thursday accused the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation of undercutting the Afghan government in ongoing peace talks, suggesting it could be an effort to propel the envoy’s own political ambitions.

Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib said that special representative Zalmay Khalilzad had been “stonewalling” the Afghan government on the ongoing bilateral US-Taliban negotiations, the most recent round of which wrapped up this week in Doha.

He accused Khalilzad of legitimizing the Taliban and decreasing the legitimacy of the Afghan government during the …. Read More on CNN