US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he dropped harmony chats with Afghanistan’s Taliban heads after the extremist gathering asserted obligation a week ago for an assault in Kabul that killed an American trooper and 11 other individuals.
Trump said he had arranged a mystery meeting with the Taliban’s “real pioneers” yesterday at a presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. Trump said he likewise intended to meet with Afghanistan’s leader.
In any case, Trump said he quickly considered the discussions off when the guerillas said they were behind the assault.
“On the off chance that they can’t consent to a truce during these significant harmony talks, and would even execute 12 guiltless individuals, at that point they most likely don’t have the ability to arrange an important understanding at any rate,” Trump said on Twitter.
The unexpected declaration left in uncertainty the eventual fate of the draft accord worked out a week ago by Zalmay Khalilzad, the unique US agent for harmony in Afghanistan, for a drawdown of thousands of US troops over the coming months.
In the mean time, Taliban said yesterday that Trump’s choice to drop harmony converses with its initiative would prompt the further loss of American lives and resources.
“The Americans will languish more than any other individual over dropping the discussions,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a representative for the hardline extremist gathering, said in an announcement.
The United States will continue constraining Taliban activists to satisfy responsibilities made in harmony talks and won’t diminish military help for Afghan troops meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday.
Only hours before Trump’s tweet, a senior Taliban pioneer aware of talks in Doha with US authorities including Khalilzad and Taliban boss moderator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said a consent to sign the arrangement showed up close.
Taliban warriors, who currently control a more area than whenever since 2001, propelled new strikes on the northern urban communities of Kunduz and Pul-e Khumri over the previous week and did two noteworthy suicide bombings in the capital Kabul.
One of the impacts, a suicide assault in Kabul on Thursday, ended the life of US Army Sergeant first Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Puerto Rico, bringing the quantity of American troops murdered in Afghanistan this year to 16.
A spike in assaults by Taliban guerillas in Afghanistan has been “especially unhelpful” to harmony endeavors there, a senior US military officer said on Saturday as he visited neighboring Pakistan, where numerous Taliban activists are based.