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Afghanistan: When Heads of State pretend to be surprised

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On August 15, the Taliban entered Kabul after conquering the main cities of Afghanistan in about ten days.

Since then, the United States and Europe have been urgently organizing the evacuation of diplomats, NGO workers and Afghans working with the West under very difficult conditions

Looking at the chronology of events that plunged Afghanistan into chaos, one wonders how the heads of state are surprised by the capture of Kabul.

On February 29, 2020, the United States led by Donald Trump signed a peace agreement with the Taliban. The Doha agreement sets out the terms for the withdrawal of American troops from the country. To the great surprise of the Afghan government, the latter is not invited, and the Taliban have only one commitment: not to attack foreign forces while they are withdrawing.

This text is not a peace treaty but an agreement on “violence reduction”.

On November 21, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets in Qatar with Taliban and Afghan government negotiators as Donald Trump accelerates the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan despite continuing violence.........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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