Khalilzad To Share Thoughts Soon On US Failed Afghan Deal, Next Steps - Resignation Letter
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th October, 2021) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said in his resignation letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he will soon share his thoughts on why the political arrangement between the former Afghan government and the Taliban (banned in Russia) failed and what he believes should happen next.
"The political arrangement between the Afghan government and the Taliban did not go forward as envisaged," Khalilzad said in the letter on Monday. "The reasons for this are too complex and I will share my thoughts in the coming days and weeks, after leaving government service."
Moreover, Khalilzad said although the Afghans failed to make use of the opportunity to end the 40-year conflict, the outcome does not mark the final chapter in the country.