TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Afghan Taliban’s spokesperson denied comments by a NATO representative that the Taliban and the Afghan government are engaged in unofficial negotiations.
In comments in response to reports that NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Cornelius Zimmermann has pointed to unofficial negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied any such talks between the two sides.
The spokesperson said a number of “opportunistic individuals” may have taken advantage of the Afghan government’s agitation to present themselves as Taliban members.
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