Taliban Denies Talks With Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects – voanews

FILE – Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would be ready for peace talks with the United States, if their demands were met.

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect of holding direct peace talks with Kabul.

The Taliban have long refused to hold direct talks with the Afghan government, calling it a “puppet” of the United States.

“We strongly reject [the media reports] because none of our leaders has traveled to Islamabad, nor has he met with any official there,” Zabihullah Mujahid, the insurgency’s main spokesman, told VOA Friday.

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