Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Afghan Taliban welcome Trump’s ‘withdrawal plan’

DailyTimes | Afghan Taliban welcome Trump’s ‘withdrawal plan’

“If the US intends to withdraw all troops and publicly make announcement of such a plan, the Islamic Emirate will welcome the move and is ready for talks with the US on all key issues,” the Taliban Pashto-language commentary said on Tuesday. Taliban political sources had earlier clarified that the group had never set withdrawal of foreign troops as a pre-condition for join peace talks but insisted they “are willing for talks with the Americans to talk about a timeframe for the withdrawal of troops”.