The Taliban terrorist group, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, invited US senator Rand Paul for “mutual talks” after the Kentucky Republican Senator suggested there is no military solution to Afghanistan crisis.
Taliban’s social media accounts extended the invitation to Rand Paul for negotiation in the Qatari capital Doha where the terror group has an office, The Washington Times reported.
“We invite the respectable US Senator Rand Paul, in his official capacity to visit our political office in Doha for mutual talks,” read a Twitter post by the self-declared Information Committee of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
It further suggested that the US should withdraw its forces from the war-ravaged country for peace to emerge.
“We’ll prove to Mr. Rand Paul, the immediate US withdrawal from [Afghanistan] will bring peace to our country & will enhance international security,” the group added in the social media post.
The invitation came after The Kentucky lawmaker had criticized investment in the war on Afghanistan during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
“The war in Afghanistan is costing us $50 billion a year… It’s time to come home. There is no military victory there,” Paul said.
On August 21, Trump announced he would prolong the military intervention in Afghanistan.
The United States — under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency — and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.