Karzai urges Taliban, politicians not to be deceived by 'false promises'
30 January, 2013
KABUL: Urging Taliban and Afghan politicians not to be deceived by foreign promises, President Hamid Karzai has said some countries were trying to use the ongoing peace process for their personal interest.
Addressing 3rd National Conference on Water Resources Development & Management here on Tuesday, the Afghan president said the peace negotiations were being moved forward by the High Peace Council for unity of Afghans.
"No country should attempt to take illegal advantage of the peace process.
The Afghanistan's politicians took full advantage of democracy and freedom over the past several years. However, they should not make efforts for such different parlays as such kind of negotiations are of no use and its results would be the repetition of past years problems," he said.
Without naming any politician or group, the furious Afghan president said some Afghan politicians were taking part in different peace efforts and some countries have promised them a prominent role , adding these promises were false and illegal advantage were being taken from it.
He said some foreigners were hatching conspiracy to weaken Afghanistan but Afghans would not be deceived as High Peace Council is the only way to peace efforts.
The Afghan President welcomed US decision that they would not continue fighting against Taliban after 2014.
The Karzai statement came at a time when former Afghan spy chief, Amrullah Saleh, told media in Kabul yesterday that talks between Taliban representatives and some countries were in progress in Qatar.
Conferences were also held on peace efforts in Paris and Dubai in the past two months. Taliban, however, claimed that no negotiations were held in these conferences and they only presented their stand to the world.