The US State Department said that it seems that the Taliban have failed to live up to their commitments in counterterrorism as well. The US will take action if international terrorists are regrouped in Afghanistan, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a press briefing.
The spokesperson of the US State Department, Ned Price feared that Afghanistan will once again become a haven for international terrorists.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that we have the capabilities to fight against terrorism in the region. All such steps will be taken to protect our interests, he added.
Other groups including the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have seen mobilization in the region, the US State Department spokesperson said and added that the broader goal of the US is to see to it that terrorists and others aren’t able to use Afghanistan as a launch pad for attacks on Pakistan.
“We are committed to working with partners in the region to counter the threats posed by terrorism.” Ned Price also said that Pakistan is an important partner of the US in the region and values these relations.
He said that cooperation from Pakistan under the International Military Education and Training Program is ongoing. This cooperation improves Pakistan’s capabilities to deal with threats.
The spokesperson’s statement comes after Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul came under attack last week with Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani targeted.
Ned Price was also asked to comment on the appointment of the former envoy to the US, Asad Majeed, as Pakistan’s new foreign secretary. Majeed is allegedly the person who wrote a letter to former prime minister Imran Khan, stating that the US is trying to regime change in Pakistan.
“We have consistently refuted these false and scurrilous rumors. Our only interest is in the interest of the Pakistani people and Pakistan’s constitutional system.
“We don’t favour any one candidate or any one personality over another. What we favour is Pakistan’s constitutional system,” the US department official said.