The United States will review the peace deal signed with the Taliban last year. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has called up his counterpart in Afghanistan to provide information about this.
According to a White House statement, President Joe Biden’s administration will also assess whether the militant organization Taliban is reducing violence under the Afghan peace deal. The Trump administration signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February last year in an effort to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan since 2001.
US National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horn said that in conversation with Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mahib, Sullivan emphasized that the US would continue to support peace processes.
He made it clear that a review of the agreement with the Taliban will see whether the Taliban is fulfilling its commitments. The Taliban had guaranteed security in return for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan under this agreement. He also agreed to start direct peace talks with the Afghan government. The number of American troops present in Afghanistan since 2001 was reduced to 2,500 last week. But even then violent incidents have increased there.
The Biden administration has also announced a review of domestic extremism. This step is being taken in the wake of the violence on January 6 in the Capitol building. White House press secretary Jane Paki told reporters, “incidents like the violence in the Capitol building on January 6 are a serious security threat.”