US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Qatar’s envoy on counterterrorism Mutlaq al-Qahtani. Photo: AFP
US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Qatar’s envoy on counterterrorism Mutlaq al-Qahtani. Photo: AFP

US vows to isolate Taliban if they take power in Afghanistan by force

  • US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad warns Taliban a military takeover of Kabul will guarantee they’d be global pariahs
  • Zalmay and others hope to persuade Taliban leaders to return to peace talks with the Afghan government as US, Nato forces finish their pull-out from the country

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US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Qatar’s envoy on counterterrorism Mutlaq al-Qahtani. Photo: AFP
US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Qatar’s envoy on counterterrorism Mutlaq al-Qahtani. Photo: AFP
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