Ghani: failure of peace process led to rise of Taliban

In a live video broadcast, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, confirmed that he was in the United Arab Emirates. He thanked Afghan security forces in his message but also said the “failure of the peace process” led to the Taliban snatching power. He claimed that he was “forced to leave Afghanistan with one set of traditional clothes, a vest and the sandals I was wearing”. “Accusations were charged in these days that money was transferred, these accusations are fully baseless,” he said. Mr Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday as the Taliban approached Kabul.

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