President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he talked with a Taliban head, days after the US and the Taliban arrived at an understanding planned for permitting the withdrawal of American soldiers from Afghanistan after over 18 years.
US President Donald Trump Says He Had a Good Talk with Taliban Leader
“I spoke to the leader of the Taliban today,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. “We had a very good talk.” A short time earlier, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tweeted: “The President of the United States Trump held a phone conversation” with Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
No other details were unveiled. Recognizing a military impasse after almost two years of contention, the United States on Saturday consented to a peace agreement with the Taliban.
The deal, signed by chief negotiators from the different sides and saw by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, could see the withdrawal of all American and associated powers in the following 14 months and permit Trump to keep a key campaign pledge to remove the US from “endless wars”.
However, it could likewise effectively unwind, especially if the Taliban and other groups of Afghan culture fail to have fruitful talks plotting a political way forward for the nation.