A terror researcher posted that a Taliban statement issued Sunday appeared to threaten terror attacks on the U.S. after President Trump announced the abrupt cancellation of secret peace talks to be held at Camp David with leaders of the Taliban and Afghanistan government.
Zabihullah Mujahid, unsourced image
“BREAKING Taliban/IEA spreads a statement on Trump’s tweets affirming, by the way, “now that Trump has cancelled talks with Islamic Emirate, many terrorists will reach US and US credibility will be damaged””
The researcher noted a follow-up Taliban statement with changed language, “BREAKING UPDATE Taliban/IEA spreads another statement on Trump’s tweets replacing “many terrorists will reach US ” with “the stop to talks will damage US more than anyone else” trying to eliminate the threat against US”
Further, the official Taliban English version said the U.S. would, “increase its loss of life and treasure.”
Reuters’ translation comes up with softer language that still threatens more US deaths:
“Both sides (U.S., Taliban) were busy with preparation for the announcement and signing the peace deal, but now the U.S president called off the peace dialogue… this will lead to more losses to the U.S.,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said in a statement.
“Its (U.S.) credibility will be effected, its anti-peace stance will be exposed to the world, losses to lives and assets will increase,” he said.
However, this tweet by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid contains a link to the statement on a hosting site that, when put through Google Translate Pashto-to-English ,has the following passage that jibes with the researcher’s translation:
“Now that US President Trump has announced a delay in the negotiations with the Islamic Emirate, it will bring terrorists a lot of damage to the United States, damaging its credibility, making its anti-peace stance even more visible to the world…?
Taliban statement posted at JustPasteIt, translated by Google Translate.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Announces Donald Trump Tweet
We had fruitful negotiations with the US negotiating team and the agreement was finalized, the US negotiation team was happy with the progress made so far and ended the talks in a good atmosphere, both sides preparing for the announcement and signing of the agreement. Was busy
After the signing of the agreement and the announcement of the agreement, we set the first day of the inter-Afghan dialogue meeting on September 7.
Local and international countries and international organizations have also blocked the process.
Now that US President Trump has announced a delay in the negotiations with the Islamic Emirate, it will bring terrorists a lot of damage to the United States, damaging its credibility, making its anti-peace stance even more visible to the world. Wealth will increase and its role in political interaction will be diminished.
By continuing the negotiations, the Islamic Emirate has proved to the world that war has been imposed on us by others, and if the path of understanding is to be replaced by war, we are ultimately committed.
Responding to an attack before the signing of the agreements shows neither enthusiasm nor any experience, while hundreds of Afghans were martyred and wealthed in multiple attacks by the United States and internal supporters before the terrorist attack. He made a fire.
President Zalmay Khalilzad’s invitation to visit the United States in late August has delayed the trip until the signing of the agreement in Doha.
The Islamic Emirate has a strong policy and an irrelevant position, we called it a compromise more than 20 years ago.
Our struggle for the past eighteen years will prove to the US that we will not be convinced that we will never end our occupation of the country as a whole and that the Afghans will be left to their own ends. We continue our Jihad and firmly believe in the ultimate victory. In the meantime, Ali Allah Baiziz
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Those with the language skill might find this analysis of a 2018 interview of Zabihullah Mujahid of interest.