Taliban: We Offered to Cooperate with the US on 9/11 20 Years Ago
The Spokesperson for the Taliban's Political Bureau in Qatar reveals that the Movement offered to aid the United States in its 9/11 investigations.
The Spokesperson for the Taliban Movement's Political Bureau in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, said that the Movement was ready to cooperate in the 9/11 investigations following the attacks that occurred 20 years ago.
"I recall that we condemned the incident. [Abdul Salam] Zaeef was the ambassador (to Pakistan) and I was an aide. We held a press conference, and we condemned the incident. We said we will cooperate to unearth the real behind-the-scenes culprits," Shaheen said in an interview for Pakistan's Geo TV.
The Movement, according to Shaheen, invited the US to resolve the matters through dialogue, and not by invading Afghanistan, adding that al-Qaeda did not inform Afghanistan or the Taliban of the move and that they were "caught off-guard."
The Taliban Spokesperson said that when the Movement entered Kabul, it announced that it will not allow al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to pursue their goals in Afghanistan.