Washington: The U.S government is hoping that the new Taliban leader Mullah Haibut Ullah Akhundzada will take the option of negotiations.
During a media briefing in Washington the Deputy spokesman for the U.S foreign office Mark Toner said that the new Taliban leader Mullah Haibut Ullah have an opportunity in front of him to take a peaceful course of action and try to resolve the matter with negotiations. He said he was hopeful that the new ameer will take the diplomatic route.
”The Taliban should seize the opportunity to pursue the only real path for ending this long conflict – joining the Afghan government in a reconciliation process that leads to lasting peace and stability”, said Barack Obama read full story here.
However in his first audio message Mullah Haibut Ullah rejected negotiations and said that anyone who calls himself not just an Afghan but also a Muslim and a mujahid could never surrender in front of a non-believer, we will sacrifice our lives instead. He said that the Mullah Mansoor’s sacrifice will not go in vain and we will use the anger of his loss in battle.