TAWDE KHABARE: Trump Says Talks With Taliban Are Dead
The US President Donald Trump said on Monday that as far as he is concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead, AP reported.
“They’re dead. They’re dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” Mr. Trump said when he was asked about the talks with the Taliban.
Mr. Trump said his administration is “looking at” whether to proceed with troop reductions that had been one element of the preliminary deal with the Taliban struck by the US peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad.
“We’d like to get out, but we’ll get out at the right time,” he said.
Mr. Trump and the Taliban are blaming each other for the collapse of nearly a year of US-Taliban negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
In this program, host Noorwali Saeed Shinwarai discusses the topic with the following panelists:
Esmat Qani, a military affairs analyst
Yasir Ahmadzai, head of Afghanistan Peace Institute
Waliullah Shaheen, political analyst