Analysis: Governments show no interest in ending Afghan war, despite regional interests

Yesterday, the Taliban, former members of Afghanistan government and the Russians held a second conference about restoring peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador, and Zalmay Khalilzad and President Ghani were not present at this latest meeting on Afghan future.

U.S. and Ghani have no intentions of reducing military footprints in Afghanistan. The meeting focused on protecting different ethnic groups and understanding the language of the different insurgency in the war torn country.

This was the first time the Mullah Baradar, head of the Taliban, attending the Russian sponsored meeting.

Meanwhile, last week, U.S. President sent additional 1,500 troops to Syria-Iraq to deal with Iran’s threat. Iran reacted by saying they would win in the war by using secret weapons to kill the enemy.

Iran had earlier supported the war against Taliban that is saying no peace is possible with them. Iran could be well in the position to have provided safe heaven to the insurgency including former leader Mullah Mansour of the Taliban who was killed by an air strike in 2018 when travelling between the border of Iran and Afghanistan.

Clearly, Iran contradicts their policy for the region whether they really support U.S. actions or they are against it. The fact that they are now at war in middle-east shows that they would be well enough to be against the U.S. interventions in Afghanistan and more.

Meanwhile, in Canada, the Defense Minister kept his mouth closed about the memorial for Afghan vets, but after backlash from members of the Canadian vets families, the memorial will be open to the public.

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