Taliban reject claims they may cancel Qatar talks

The Taliban on Sunday rejected reports that they may cancel peace talks with the US and the Afghan governments, over criticism of the insurgents’ office that opened in Qatar last week.

A Taliban spokesman rejected a New York Times story published on Saturday, which quoted an unnamed rebel official saying the insurgents were determined to keep the office’s sign and flag that triggered fury in Kabul. 

The sign used the formal name of “Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan” from the rebels’ 1996-2001 government.

 

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