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 US embassy rejects Karzai chief of staff Karim Khoram’s remarks

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US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham strongly rejected comments by Abdul Karim Khoram who claiming that United States of America wants to decompose Afghanistan and hand over certain regions to Taliban control.

James Cunningham in a statement denied the remarks of Abdul Karim Khoram and called it as baseless.

Abdul Karim president Hamid Karzai’s chief of staff recently in an interview with a private TV channel in Afghanistan said that the opening of the Taliban office in Qatar was a conspiracy to decompose Afghanistan, and claimed that United States, Pakistan and Qatar were involved in the plan.

However US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham insisted that Washington supports a united, democratic and stable Afghanistan, and said that this remains the main policy of Washington against Afghanistan for the present and in the future.

James Cunningham through the statement further added that only Afghans are responsible to decide regarding the future of Afghanistan, and it is important that a comprehensive result is obtained through the upcoming presidential election which would be acceptable by the people of Afghanistan.

In regards to the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington, James Cunningham said that the agreement which is currently under the negotiation will be similar to other agreements that United States has signed with it’s other allies.

He said the bilateral security agreement will pave the way for security cooperation between the two nations beyond 2014, and Washington is prepared to start talks on security agreement as soon as possible.

This comes as Karzai’s chief of staff Abdul Karim Khoram earlier said that it should be guaranteed that US will defend Afghanistan in case Pakistan attacks Afghanistan.

Negotiations over bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington was halted from the Afghanistan side following the opening of Taliban liaison office in Qatar.

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