Terms Of Afghan Peace Agreement

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There are a number of assumptions that the agreement makes, which are problematic. On the one hand, the Afghan government was not part of the negotiations or a signatory to the final agreement. Although U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khaililzad has worked to keep Afghan President Ashraf Ghani informed, the Afghan government has been increasingly alerted and resentful during the talks for being excluded from discussions about the future of his own country. The fact that the Afghan government or its representatives were not allowed to participate in the negotiations was at the request of the Taliban, who argued that the current government in Afghanistan was not a legitimate government, but a puppet of the United States. The question of whether this is true or not can be debated, but the Taliban have imposed themselves on this issue…

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