One month has passed since the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan. During this month’s occupation, many major changes took place in the country and now the interim government of Taliban is ruling the country. Meanwhile, a big information is coming out. The US government had made preparations to remove special envoy Jalmay Khalilzad.
It has been told from the sources that just before the time when Taliban captured Kabul, former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In this phone call on August 14, it was said on behalf of Blinken that he wanted to appoint Salman Ahmed as special envoy for peace talks in place of Khalilzad.
Ghani got a call on 14th August
That was the last phone call between the US government and Ashraf Ghani. Just after this i.e. the next day on August 15, the Taliban also captured Kabul. Blinken made no mention of Khalilzad during the talks. However, this plan could not succeed as the Taliban captured it within 24 hours of the talks. Ashraf Ghani had left the country and there was an atmosphere of bloodshed and panic everywhere in the country.
Who is Jalmay Khalijad
Khalilzad was appointed by former President Donald Trump. No one knows where he is at this time. He was the one who led the peace talks with the Taliban in Doha in the year 2020 on behalf of the US. After the latest situation, America’s frustration and anger about them is increasing. Ever since the Taliban took control of Kabul, White House officials believe the organization is breaking its promise every day.
The promises made by Khalilzad to share peace and power, the US government believes were all false. Khalilzad has lost his trust. He was appointed as the Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations (UN) from 2007 to 2009. He served as the US Ambassador to Iraq from 2005 to 2007 and was Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003-2005.
was to be appointed
Salman Ahmed is an American citizen of Pakistani origin. He currently works in the Biden administration advising the State Department on matters related to national security and foreign policy. At the time the Taliban seized power, Ahmed was also deported to Doha. In mid-August, he was assigned a key role as Khalijad’s assistant for peace talks with the Taliban in Doha. Ahmed was a member of the National Security Council during the tenure of former President Barack Obama. Apart from this, he has also served in the United Nations.