Pak Army's proposal to mediate between US, Mullah Omar rejected: WikiLeaks

Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Pakistan Army had offered to mediate between the US with Taliban leader Mullah Omar, said Afghan intelligence chief Amarullah Saleh, a diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has revealed.

According to the leaked cable, in mid-2009, Saleh told a briefing of foreign diplomats that Pakistan army had offered the role of arbitration in US's talks with Omar.

"NDS Chief Saleh stated that the Pakistan Army has said they are ready to mediate between Mullah Omar and the U.S. Amb. Eikenberry said that the U.S. has reaffirmed to Pakistan our policy that reconciliation is led through the government of Afghanistan," the cable said.

In another 2009 cable, Hamid Karzai "reported Pakistani intelligence officials had alleged to Afghan officials that the US intended to divide Pakistan and weaken Afghanistan in order to pursue its fight against terrorist groups." (ANI)

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