Taliban Say Discussing Return Of Kidnapped Australian, US Professors With Washington
Umer Jamshaid Published June 01, 2019 | 07:20 PM
KABUL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st June, 2019) The Taliban have started secret talks with US officials on the release of an Australian and a US citizen, who were kidnapped by the radical movement in Kabul almost three years ago, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Sputnik without specifying the movement's demands.
"We have set forth our demands to US officials in return for the release of the professors.
If the United States accepts our demands, it is easy to release them, but if not, they will remain in captivity," Mujahid said.
King's release has already been addressed during the peace consultations between the Taliban and the United States this year. Washington's demand to release the professor was reported to have been among the issues that temporarily stalled the Taliban-US talks in January.