Published: Thu, September 12, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Taliban promises to keep fighting after Trump says peace talks 'dead'

Taliban promises to keep fighting after Trump says peace talks 'dead'

If President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan for secret talks with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents on USA soil was stunning, the date chosen was perhaps even more so: days before the anniversary of 9/11, the reason for the war they were going to talk about ending.

Via Twitter on Saturday, Trump declared that the Taliban was trying to "build false leverage" in the peace talks.

Days before 9/11 might not be the right time, Camp David might not be the right place, and a peace agreement with the Taliban might not be realistic, but "you have to talk to the enemy if you want it to stop", Riches said.

The late-night attack came just minutes into the 18th anniversary of 9/11 and days after President Trump made a decision to call off a secret meeting he had scheduled with leaders of the Taliban.

Trump gave the assessment of peace negotiations, which had been going on between USA and Taliban officials for months, on September 9.

However, any deal that the current administration perceives as concessionary-namely, a deal awarding political power to the Taliban-is unlikely to pass, hampering short-term expectations for progress.

"I took my own advice", Trump told reporters Monday.

Rosaleen Tallon was angry - though not at the U.S. -Taliban negotiations.

"They're dead", he said. No member of the Taliban should set foot there. A USA service member was also killed.

Two Taleban auto bombs shook Kabul last week, killing several civilians and two members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission.

In the almost 18 years of fighting since then, the number of United States troops in Afghanistan soared to 100,000 and dropped dramatically after bin Laden was killed in neighbouring Pakistan in 2011.

"We have a very specific number", but he was not going to publicly reveal it at this time, Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before boarding the Marine One helicopter.

A giant a part of Trump's 2016 election victory and subsequent first time period in workplace has been his willpower to maintain the United States out of what he sees as pointless wars in Syria and different principally Muslim global locations.

Getting out of Afghanistan, the place USA troops have fought a largely fruitless battle towards the Taliban over nearly twenty years, was a prime precedence. "But at the end of the day, President Trump wants out of Afghanistan".

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks throughout a ceremony to introduce the brand new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

"I don't see where those negotiations go".

'However proper now they're murdering too many individuals'.

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