Tuesday, 17 July 2018

US General Claims Peace Talks Remarks 'Mischaracterised'

“The United States is not a substitute for the Afghan people or the Afghan government,” Nicholson said in a statement.
“My reaffirmation of Secretary Pompeo’s statement in which he said peace talks would include a discussion of international forces and that the United States is ready to work with the Taliban, the Afghan government and the Afghan people toward lasting peace was mischaracterized,” he said.
The Taliban have rejected talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which they see as illegitimate and instead insisted they would only talk with the United States. Link

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