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'Couldn't Take Slippers Off': Ashraf Ghani Vows Return To Afghanistan

Afghanistan Crisis: Above Afghan admiral Ashraf Ghani has been accustomed apartment in the UAE

said Wednesday he supports talks amid the Taliban and top above officials, and denied allegations that he transferred ample sums of money out of the country afore beat to the United Arab Emirates.

Ghani -- authoritative his aboriginal actualization back abrogation Kabul on Sunday as the Taliban belted the capital, a abandonment that ultimately resulted in their abounding takeover -- common that he had larboard in adjustment to additional the country added bloodshed.

He said in the recorded video message, advertisement on his Facebook page, that he had no ambition of actual in banishment in the Gulf nation and was "in talks" to acknowledgment home.

He additionally said he was authoritative efforts to "safeguard the aphorism of Afghans over our country", afterwards alms details.

"For now, I am in the Emirates so that action and anarchy is stopped," Ghani said from the UAE, which accepted Wednesday he was actuality hosted there on "humanitarian grounds".

talks captivated Wednesday amid chief associates of the Taliban movement, Ghani's antecedent Hamid Karzai

, and Abdullah Abdullah, who headed the ultimately bootless accord process.

It was Abdullah -- a adept battling of Ghani -- who appear the admiral had larboard the country on Sunday, suggesting he would be advised harshly.

But Ghani insisted he had larboard for the acceptable of the country, and not his own wellbeing.

"Do not accept whoever tells you that your admiral awash you out and fled for his own advantage and to save his own life," he said. "These accusations are baseless... and I acerb adios them."

"I was expelled from Afghanistan in such a way that I didn't alike get the adventitious to booty my slippers off my anxiety and cull on my boots," he added, acquainted that he had accustomed in the Emirates "empty-handed".

He claimed that the Taliban had entered Kabul admitting an acceding not to do so.

would accept been hanged afresh appropriate afore the Afghans' own eyes," he said.

The aboriginal time the Taliban bedeviled Kabul, back they accustomed their administration in 1996, they abject above antipathetic admiral Mohammed Najibullah from a United Nations appointment area he had been sheltering, and hanged him in a accessible artery afterwards disturbing him.

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