• publish: 29 January 2018
  • time: 2:38 pm
  • category: International
  • No: 5441

Noor issued final warning to the NUG

“I was issuing my final warning to the National Unity Government (NUG) that if it fails to reach an agreement with my Jamiet-i-Islami party,I will call for mass demonstrations.” Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of northern Balkh province, said

The dialogue between Jamiat-e-Islami party and government for ending the tensions has stalled so Noor is not happy about this

Meanwhile Noor dismissed Khalilzad’s recent remarks where he stated it would be a mistake on Noor’s part to challenge the international community.

He also said it was only Jamiat-e-Islami and the Presidential Palace are involved in negotiations and the only mediator would be the White House. He said Khalilzad’s remarks held no value for him.

“We are only negotiating with ARG, and if someone wants to mediate, then it would only be the White House; we will not negotiate with anyone lower than that,”Noor further added.

This comes after Khalilzad was asked over the weekend what would happen if Noor attaches conditions to his demands and if he challenges the international community. He says it would be a mistake on Noor’s part to challenge the international community

However, Noor called on government not to down play the talks with Jamiat-e-Islami but to reach a fair agreement with the party.

The standoff between the government and Noor first emerged in December when President Ashraf Ghani accepted Noor’s resignation.

However Noor refused to accept this and claimed this was an old letter and was no longer valid. He has also refused to step down and hand over power to an incoming governor


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