According to Eqtesadnews, quoted by IRNA, Zalmai Khalilouzad on Saturday evening on her Twitter page, the news of the death of a large number of innocent people in Ghazni, most of whom were children, mourned and offered condolences to their families.
He acknowledged that their country had fought in Afghanistan for nearly 19 years to fight terrorism, but said that killing and killing Afghans, including civilians, was commonplace.
“We condemn the high level of ongoing violence and condemn all those who carry out or allow such horrific and bloody attacks,” he added.
Khalilzad continued: “Their goal is to create divisions and use violence to weaken Afghans who are committed to peace, a lasting end to violence, and a prosperous Afghanistan.” This enemy must be ignored.
He added: “We call on all parties to reduce the violence and move quickly to a ceasefire.” Together and with international support, they must also address the dangers of unexploded ordnance and landmines throughout the country to save the precious lives of children and adults.
The State Department official said that with the US-Taliban agreement and the US-Afghanistan Joint Declaration, widespread international support for peace and the start of negotiations between Afghans is a war for large numbers of Afghans who need and aspire to peace and security. And killing among Afghans has lost its legitimacy.
Khalilzad claimed that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban must respect the wishes of their people and reach a political agreement as soon as possible. The United States stands with the people of Afghanistan.
The US envoy’s remarks come as one of the terms of the Taliban-US agreement is the release of Taliban prisoners. Although some of these prisoners have been released, the Afghan government has halted the process as violence continues.