US envoy to Afghanistan Salma Khalilzad resigns US envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad quits

Washington: US envoy to Afghanistan Salma Khalilzad has resigned. The resignation comes amid a failure to prevent the Taliban from seizing power in Afghanistan. Khalilzad mediated an agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end US military intervention in Afghanistan.

In a letter to US Secretary of State Anthony Blink, Salma Khalilzad called for a change in US policy on Afghanistan. The political arrangement between the Afghan government and the Taliban did not go as planned. Salma Khalilzad explained that the reasons for this are very complex and that she will share her thoughts in the coming days.

Salmai Khalilzad, 70, was born in Afghanistan. He is an American diplomat and former President George W. Bush. Held high positions under Bush. He has served as US diplomatic representative in Kabul, Baghdad and the United Nations.


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