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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Ayman al-Zawahiri

Almost 21 years after 9/11, the mastermind of those attacks is dead. A U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday morning in Afghanistan. The intelligence community tracked his location to a safe house right in the middle of Kabul. STEVE INSKEEP, BYLINE: It's a house in the...
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Zalmay Khalilzad sticks by his Taliban deal, says the U.S. should have pressed President Ghani harder

In his first interview since resigning as the U.S.'s chief negotiator with the Taliban, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly defended the deal he negotiated to withdraw U.S. troops from America's longest war, but told "Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan that he objected to the direction of the Biden administration's current Afghanistan policy.
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Former chief negotiator for U.S. Zalmay Khalilzad sticks by his Taliban deal

In his first interview since resigning as the U.S.’s chief negotiator with the Taliban, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly defended the deal he negotiated to withdraw U.S. troops from America’s longest war, but told “Face the Nation” moderator and CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan that he objected to the direction of the Biden administration’s current Afghanistan policy.
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People facing great challenges in Afghanistan: Zalmay Khalilzad

Kabul [Afghanistan] October 20 (ANI): Afghans are facing great challenges in the war-torn country, said Zalmay Khalilzad, a day he had stepped down from his position of US Representative to Afghanistan. "US forces are out, and the war is over for the United States, but this is not the final...
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Zalmay Khalilzad resigns as U.S. envoy for Afghanistan

Oct. 19 (UPI) — Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has resigned from his post as the United States lead diplomat to Afghanistan following the late summer exodus of the U.S. military from the war-torn country. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed in a statement on Monday that Khalilzad has stepped down as...
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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the man who made a deal with the Taliban, out as as U.S. special representative to Afghanistan

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down as the U.S.’ top diplomat for Afghanistan, the State Department announced Monday, after a tumultuous three years in which he negotiated a peace agreement with the Taliban that promised a U.S. troop withdrawal, and helped execute the Biden administration’s chaotic departure from Afghanistan as the Taliban took over the country in August.
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