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Hanif Atmar Resigns over ‘Serious Differences’

Hanif Atmar Resigns  over ‘Serious Differences’

KABUL - The national security adviser said he is stepping down due to "serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government."
Afghanistan's National Security Adviser resigned from his post on Saturday, sources have confirmed.
Atmar's letter of resignation stated that he is stepping down due to "serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government."
He said he differed in opinion "when it comes to national unity, national consensus, peace and security political management, electoral affairs, good governance and regional affairs."
Atmar also stated that "because of my differences of these things in recent months I am stepping down because we haven’t reached a consensus."Atmar has been a close aide to President Ashraf Ghani since 2014.
He was also interior minister during former president Hamid Karzai's tenure until 2010.
Afghan president Asharf Ghani accepted the resignation Saturday of the country's national security adviser, Mohammed Haneef Atmar, and replaced him with Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib, according to government officials.
A statement from the presidential palace said Atmar's resignation has been accepted and that Mohib has been appointed as the new national security adviser.
Haroon Chakhansuri, Ghani's spokesman, also confirmed Mohib's new appointment. Mohib also currently serves as the non-resident ambassador to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Columbia. (Tolo news/AP)