ISLAMABAD - The United Nations proposed initiative to de-list high value terrorists from Al-Qaeda and Taliban is marked with controversy amid strong repulsion shown by a powerful Afghan warlord, an incumbent governor of an Afghan province who slams his own government, the UN and foreign powers for considering to put those militant leaders off the hook who had wrecked havoc in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In a detailed telephonic conversation with this scribe from Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday, Ustad Atta Muhammad Noor, the governor of Afghanistans Balkh province strongly resisted the UNs expected move regarding the listing and de-listing of Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists. He minced no words to declare that the Afghan governments cooperation with the UN to de-list some fifty wanted terrorists would be unimaginably detrimental to peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Do you remember what did they do in Mazar-e-Sharif? This city is known for its peaceful and secure living conditions across Afghanistan and these terrorists wrecked havoc here. What do these people do in Pakistan everyday? Killings and killings everywhere? Getting them off the hook means trouble for everybody, for Afghanistan, Pakistan and foreign powers. Noor referred to the attack at the United Nations headquarters in Mazar-e-Sharif in April this year by the alleged militants in the garb of protestors and intensified suicide attacks after May 2 Abbottabad operation. Atta Muhamamd Noor, an influential warlord and former commander of Northern Alliance, had ousted Taliban from Mazar-e-Sharif and other cities with the support of Western powers to grab control of the Balkh province in 2001. He officially became the governor of Balkh in 2004 and holds this position since then. I tell the US, Britain and their NATO forces, 'Come on Wake up Dont jump into suicidal path Its militants that do suicide attacks and you should not follow them Reconciliation with militants is suicidal, you must understand that. When this scribe quoted some reports from foreign media suggesting that Kabul was holding background talks with Taliban and al-Qaeda for reconciliation and a draft of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2020, which envisaged role for Afghan government in listing and de-listing of militant leaders from the UNSC list, was on the cards, Noor replied, Dialogue with militants means befooling oneself. Let us make it clear that Taliban and al-Qaeda are two facets of the same coin. You have seen peace agreements between the Pakistani government and militants, what happened after that? It only strengthened these terrorists to shed more blood. The de-listing of terrorists would be unimaginably detrimental to peace efforts in this region. However, if Afghan government is given a role in the listing and de-listing, it is a different thing because it would allows anti-Taliban Afghan leaders like me to influence the government in case it wants to go lenient on militants. This scribe asked, You seem to adopt a clearly tough line against the Taliban and al-Qaeda may be because you have fought against them but your president is evidently soft in his stance regarding militants. You dont believe in reconciliation with terrorists when there are background interactions between Hamid Karzai and militants that are sponsored by the UN and West, how do you justify that? Yes you are right. I have serious reservations against reconciliation with the militants. They are not sons of soil, they are bloodthirsty people and theres no way to mend ties with them. Thats what I keep telling to the US officials, to President Karzai and to everybody else. I will never be part of this so-called reconciliation and I would keep opposing it, he said. Chairman of the Al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctions committee at UNSC, Peter Wittig, had hinted earlier this month that the de-listing of 50 militants was on the cards. Militants are militants, they operate beyond borders and they have no religion. They need to be taken to task, sooner the better. The peace councils and dialogue would never work, Noor commented on the creation of a peace council for dialogue with militants by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.