The United States condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of Dr. Burhanuddin Rabbani, former President of Afghanistan and the head of the High Peace Council. We extend our condolences to the people of Afghanistan, to the family of Dr. Rabbani, and to the families of all victims of today's attack. Those responsible for this attack show their disregard for the efforts that Dr. Rabbani led in the cause of peace for Afghanistan. This kind of cowardly attack will only harden our resolve to work together with the Afghan Government and people to end the insurgency and realize a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.
An end to the fighting is the main aim of the Afghan people. Peace and reconciliation is at the top of our agenda. All those who are not affiliated with international terrorist networks and Al- Qaida can come to their homes. We will welcome them if they stop the killing of our brothers.
One of the peace messages of the late HPC chairman:
Let’s put a full stop to the carnage and, instead, choose to be on the side of peace and prosperity. Let’s help make Afghanistan free of foreign interference, and let’s write our destiny with our own hands.