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PublishDate: Saturday, May 4, 201915:28

‘We stand ready to lay down arms’, U.S. envoy for Afghan peace tells Taliban


“All sides laying down arms is the outcome of any peace process. All sides agreeing to reduce violence is a necessary step toward achieving that outcome and the morally responsible choice to make. We stand ready,” Ambassador Khalilzad said in his latest Twitter post.
The U.S. envoy apparently posted the latest statement in response to Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid’s statement in which he had said The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliaiton should forget the idea of Taliban putting down our arms.
“@US4AfghanPeace should forget about the idea of us putting down our arms. Instead of such fantasies, he should drive the idea home (US) about ending the use of force & incurring further human & financial losses f

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