• publish: 8 December 2019
  • time: 10:47 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 11537
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3 months after Trump halted the peace process

Taliban-US peace talks resumed

The United States resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday,

A Taliban source said that the group had resumed talks with the US from the point they were halted.

A US source has also confirmed to AFP resumption of the talks.

“The US rejoined talks today in Doha. The focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire,” an unidentified US source was quoted as saying by AFP.

Trump cancelled year-long talks with the Taliban in September just as the sides had finalized an agreement. He cited a deadly attack in Kabul in announcing the decision.

He had also cancelled a secret meeting with the militants in the US.

During a surprise visit to a US military base in Afghanistan last week, Trump said the Taliban “wants to make a deal.”

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