US Lawmakers: Taliban Invitation to Camp David Was a Bad Idea

US Lawmakers: Taliban Invitation to Camp David Was a Bad Idea

The US announced cancelation of talks on Saturday after Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.

"This will lead to more losses to the U.S.", Mujahid continued, Reuters reported.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has come out in defense of President Donald Trump's dramatic u-turn on an imminent peace agreement with the Taliban, suggesting that the militant group had become overly confident during recent negotiations.

The United States has recalled U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad to chart the path forward, Pompeo said in appearances on Sunday TV news shows. The Taliban overreached." Pompeo asserted that the agreement the US had tentatively reached with the Taliban included their commitment to sever relations with Al Qaeda, adding, "And then the Taliban failed to live up to a series of commitments that they had made, and when that happened President Trump said, 'I'm not going to take that deal.


He said that Trump had not decided whether to go ahead with a withdrawal, which under the draft deal would pull 5,000 of the roughly 13,000 USA troops from Afghanistan next year. However Taliban left the doors to talk for peace in Afghanistan open the world has to wait for the next move of, US.

A week ago, Washington's special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, announced the United States was close to an agreement with the Taliban that would withdraw part of the US troops.

"Now that US President Trump has announced the suspension of negotiations. this would not harm anyone else but the Americans themselves", the group said in a statement on Sunday. "The people of Afghanistan continue to demand a ceasefire as the number 1 pre-condition in order for talks to be meaningful". "The president hasn't yet made a decision on that", he said on ABC's "This Week". He said that this "apparently provoked the president and he suspended peace talks in reaction".

But the emerging agreement had started unravelling days earlier after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani postponed his trip to Washington and the Taliban refused to travel to the USA before a deal was signed, according to a former senior Afghan official. I want to talk to these Taliban negotiators. "More Fake News! The Dishonest Media never contacted our office before running with this story and if they had, we would have told them I FULLY support your decision".


"Yeah, we'd like to get out", he said. The Taliban, of course, sheltered Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda for years after they had attacked two United States embassies in Africa in 1998 and a U.S. warship in Yemen in 2000 - and again after the 9/11 attacks as well.

The announcement followed Trump's spectacular cancellation of a leading-key program to fly Taliban leaders in for immediate talks at the Camp David presidential facility exterior Washington. Ever. The Taliban still harbors al Qaeda.

Trump shocked political Washington by tweeting he'd canceled that meeting at the last hour because of a recent vehicle bombing in Kabul that killed 12, including one American and one Romanian soldier.


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