China News Service, February 4th. According to Reuters, on the 3rd local time, a bipartisan report submitted to Congress suggested that the United States should extend the deadline for all withdrawals from Afghanistan, based on the progress of peace negotiations and the Taliban. Reduce the violence, to reduce the troops.
The report stated that Washington should not abandon the peace process in Afghanistan.
But the conditions for its success will not be met before the May 1 deadline stipulated in the previous agreement between the United States and the Taliban.
At that time, the withdrawal of all American troops may lead to civil war and destabilize the region.
The report pointed out that "to achieve the overall goal of stability and peace reached through negotiations that is in the interests of the United States, we must first strive to extend the May deadline." The report urged the United States to "immediately" take diplomatic action to win regional support for the withdrawal of troops. put off.
The report also stated that the postponement will allow the Biden administration to modify its policies, including further reductions in U.S. troops on the condition that the Taliban reduce violence and progress in the Doha negotiations.
The U.S. government and the Taliban signed an agreement at the end of February 2020. The U.S. promised to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan from approximately 13,000 to 8,600 within 135 days. The remaining U.S. and NATO coalition soldiers will be withdrawn by May 2021.
The Taliban promised not to allow its members and members of other organizations, including al Qaeda, to use Afghanistan’s homeland to threaten the security of the United States and its allies.
The US Department of Defense spokesman Kirby previously stated that the Taliban had failed to fulfill its commitment to sever ties with terrorist organizations and stop attacks on Afghan security forces.
He said that it is difficult to see a way out through negotiations to resolve the issue.