Now, ARG palace has changed into an axis of instability. As days are passing, the Afghan society, the International Community and specially America are sinking in a deeper crisis step by step. The United States which played a key role in replacing ARG leaders, is now responsible for its function and consequences.
National Agreement and Change declared its stance on Kabul-Balkh tensions during a press conference held in Kabul on Sunday, saying this government has lost its political and popular legitimacy.
According to DID news agency report, the statement released by the “National Agreement and Change” indicates the main factor of the current crisis, was that the ruling team has failed to carry out the provisions of national unity government agreement.
This political movement reacted against the declaration of US embassy in Kabul regarding tensions between Kabul and Balkh, saying “The United States has spent vast material and spiritual resources in Afghanistan, but this should not be interpreted as interfering in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.”
The political movement expressed its support from Balkh governor and the chief executive of Hezb-e Jamiat Islami Ata M. Noor’s stance.
The full text of “National Agreement and Change”
In the Name of Allah
The press statement of National Agreement and Change
About U.S-Balkh tensions
(National Agreement and Change) is a political-social process, and it is a political and alternative opposition to the illegal and corrupt government in the present situation. The National Agreement and Change has raised to fulfill the people’s will, stopping a devastating war and establishing a just, comprehensive, stable peace and institutionalizing the will of people.
Afghanistan crisis has been affected by various internal and external factors, and imposes extreme and complex conditions on our people and our country once combined. Of course, the most important factor of war, instability, and anarchy, is the unbridled and monopoly of ARG palace that pushes for elimination, tyranny and division policies to continue its beyond-law and monopoly domination; as well as brutally immersing the country in destabilization every day.
In order to bring peace, stability, justice and removing the monopolistic and beyond-law policies of ARG, specially to fail ARG’s White coup against Balkh, our suffering people, and International Community, the “National Agreement and Change” shares its view with its citizens and International Community as follows:
Tensions between Balkh and America:
1- As the United States signed the agreement of national unity government (NUG) as a witness as well as being the moving engine that implements the government agreement and national unity, occasionally somehow backing up the White coup of ARG palace against Balkh and Afghan people, instead of encouraging them to implement the agreement. This means that in the content, the crisis is actually between America and Balkh not between ARG and Balkh province.
2- America can play a positive or negative role in reducing or increasing the existing crisis, Perhaps America’s first expectation was that the crisis would end in favor of the ARG palace much earlier than expected, but it is now clear that Balkh’s positions have become more powerful, more popular, more nationalized and more offensive, and that ARG palace practically failed and has completely lost its influence in the community.
3- The current crisis is not just the Balkh crisis, but the whole country’s crisis. If the United States does not manage this crisis and resolves it through negotiations, in accordance with the agreement of the national unity government and the people’s will, Afghanistan, the international community and the United States will gradually collapse in the crisis.
4- Now, ARG palace has changed into an axis of instability. As days are passing, the Afghan society, the International Community and specially America are sinking in a deeper crisis step by step. The United States which played a key role in replacing ARG leaders, is now responsible for its function and consequences.
5- We appreciate the continued and positive commitment of the White-House in resolving Balkh crisis. The United States needs to directly negotiate with Balkh team in order to manage and resolve the devastating crisis through dialogue. In addition, we urge the United Nations to take a step in accordance with the national unity government’s agreement to resolve the existing crisis.
1- According to the constitution, the mission of the heads of NUG will be completed in July 2018.
2- National Agreement and Change demand the upcoming election should be held via a free, independent, impartial and capable commission so that the people’s will be fulfilled, but with the presence of current government having such a commission is impossible.
3- It is not possible to hold transparent, fair, impartial, national and public elections with the presence of current ARG leaders.
1- It is time for America and International Community to rescue Afghanistan from the current bloody tragedy by peacefully transferring the political power from NUG’s leaders to the government of “National Agreement.”
2- We will take brave steps to establish National Agreement Government and we urge from the United Nations to fully assist in the process of transferring political power from the current government to the government of “National Agreement.”
National Agreement and Change
28 January 2018