VPs are sabotaging the Afghan peace talks, claims Noor


KABUL: The chief executive of the Jamiat-i-Islami political party accused some high-rank government officials, including the vice-presidents – Amrullah Saleh and Sawar Danish – of scuttling the ongoing peace negotiations in the Qatari capital, Doha. 

The former governor of Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, accused some government officials of making provocative remarks regarding peace talks. 

“A small circle is trying to stoke ethnic tensions and massacre innocent people in collusion with judicial organs,” he claimed in an interview with a local TV channel.

Meanwhile, in reaction to the statement, 1st VP Amrullah Saleh warned of sacking Hairatan port employees, who are said to be Noor’s supporters and patrons.

The VP claimed that he has a ‘thick file’ on corruption in Hairatan port. “If you want, you will receive that file to know that we are aware of graft in Hairatan.”

This war of words comes after Amrullah Saleh blamed the Taliban insurgent group for the past several deadly attacks in Kabul city, as well as subsequent to his decision last month to take the mantle for Kabul’s security.