USA: “We never get ahead of sanctions decisions” on Hekmatyar

The United States has said “they never get ahead of sanctions decisions” on Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a landmark peace agreement was signed between the party the Afghan government last week.

In response to a question whether the US will pull out Hekmatyar’s name from global terrorist list, the State Department Press Office Director, Elizaabeth Trudeau, said “Well, as you know, we never get ahead of sanctions decisions. I won’t do that now. I think we spoke about that agreement when it was first announced out of Kabul and we welcome that. But in terms of individual actions on sanctions, I will not get ahead of that.”

The draft peace agreement between the Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami was formally signed during a special ceremony organized in ARG Presidential Palace last Thursday.

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