Trump scraps of secret meetings with the Afghan Taliban leader, after deadly bomb attack

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President Trump announced on Saturday that it had canceled a planned secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and with the Afghan leadership, after the Taliban killed, the responsibility for a car bomb attack, a U.S. soldier, a Romanian soldiers and 10 civilians in Kabul earlier this week.

“Without my knowledge almost every, the most important Taliban leader, and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, they wanted to tweeted to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday” Trump. “You were in the United States is coming tonight. To build, unfortunately, the wrong lever, you killed, admittedly an attack in Kabul, one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled [sic] the meeting, and demanded peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill for, so many to seemingly strengthen their negotiating position?”


Trump added that if the Taliban do not accept the entry of a cease-fire, “then you do not have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.”

“How many decades are you ready to fight?” Trump asked.

The Trump announcement came a day after the US envoy for negotiations with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad, attended two days of meetings in Qatar with the Taliban negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and the commander-in-chief of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller lead. On Monday, Khalilzad said an agreement had been reached “in principle” to a U.S. troop withdrawal, and only necessary, Trump the consent


Khalilzad said that the first 5,000 U.S. would pull troops back from five bases in Afghanistan within 135 days of a final deal. Between 14,000 and 13,000 troops currently in the country. But the Taliban at their strongest since their defeat in 2001, after a U.S.-led invasion, want to all of the approximately 20,000 U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan as quickly as possible.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been closed, from the US-Taliban negotiations, and during Khalilzad’s visit to Kabul was shown in this week Ghani, the agreement allows but it to keep. The Taliban rejected negotiations with the Afghan government, seeing it as a puppet of the United States, although it has its readiness to meet with Afghan officials in their personal capacity.


Ghani government the concerns of former U.S. officials echoed that a complete U.S. troop withdrawal, of moving too quickly and without the Taliban, to meet certain conditions, could lead to the reduction of the violence “all-out civil war”, as the swept one that sank the country in the 1990s after a rapid Soviet withdrawal and the Taliban to power.

“Peace with a group that is still the killing of innocent people is meaningless,” said Ghani during the presidential adviser Waheed Omer added: “the Afghans have been bitten by this snake before.”

The Taliban say that their increase in deadly attacks, including in the main cities of the Northern Kunduz and Baghlan is the last weekend — is necessary to give them a stronger negotiating position in talks with the United States, an attitude that is horrified, Afghans and others killed as a civilian on the inside.



Thursday’s blast followed an attack late on Monday evening that 16 people were killed and over 100, almost all civilians. Hours after the second explosion, the Taliban base a car bomb outside an Afghan military, killing four civilians.

The US had hoped a deal with the Taliban would begin the militant group to the table for the intra-Afghan talks, ahead of the Afghan presidential election on Sept. 28 — a voice that must be swept to be held Ghani inventory, on time, and not set aside by any kind of transitional government. The USA is guaranteed to be also in search of Taliban that they will not allow Afghanistan to become a haven from which extremist groups like Al-Qaeda and the local partners of the Islamic state group (ISIS) to launch global attacks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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