The head of the Taliban political office in Qatar, Mullah Abdulghani Baradar, said Monday that the peace agreement signed with the United States in February had been “positive so far,” while stressing that the group would “take the necessary action” ” If Washington does not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within the agreed period.
“The results of implementing the Doha Agreement with the United States have been positive so far,” said Baradar in an interview with the Iranian news agency Tasnim, stressing that “the number of US troops has been reduced to 8,600 while the process continues . “
The agreement provided for the withdrawal of 8,600 soldiers within 135 days of the date of signature and the complete withdrawal of foreign troops within 14 months. In return, the Taliban pledge to prevent terrorist groups like Al-Qaida from having a secure base to attack the United States and its allies.
In this sense, Baradar emphasized that “if the foreign forces do not leave Afghanistan in the agreed time, the Islamic Emirate will take the necessary measures” without giving further details before ruling out the existence of a secret agreement with states. United.