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US ready to discuss role of international troops with Taliban: Pompeo

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  1. BHarwana

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    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the Trump administration is ready to discuss with the Taliban the role of US and international forces in Afghanistan if they participate in peace talks.

    Encouraged by the pictures of Taliban rebels and Afghan soldiers saying Eid prayers side by side, the top US diplomat also offered to work with the Afghan government and the Taliban to end the 17-year-old war.

    “As President Ashraf Ghani emphasised in his statement to the Afghan people, peace talks by necessity would include a discussion of the role of international actors and forces,” said Pompeo while referring to a recent statement by the Afghan leader.

    “The United States is prepared to support, facilitate, and participate in these discussions.”

    The Taliban demand the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, insisting that there can be no peace as long as there are foreign forces on the Afghan soil.

    The US diplomat, however, emphasised that all talks must include the Afghan government.

    Last week, Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhunzada urged Washington to hold direct talks with the Taliban leadership, bypassing the government in Kabul.

    “The United States stands ready to work with the Afghan government, the Taliban, and all the people of Afghanistan to reach a peace agreement and political settlement that brings a permanent end to this war,” said Pompeo in a message issued after Eid holidays.

    The statement makes it clear that Washington has no intention to abandon the setup in Kabul in which it has invested heavily and has lost more than 2,000 US soldiers and contractors in defending it.

    Last week, the Taliban accepted an offer by President Ghani to stop fighting for seven days to allow all Afghans to celebrate Eid in peace.

    The acceptance led to the first-ever ceasefire in 17 years and media reports from Kabul and other Afghan cities noted that the government allowed the rebels to return to their families to celebrate the festival.

    Published in Dawn, June 19th, 2018

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  2. Sinnerman108

    Sinnerman108 SENIOR MEMBER

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    Now everyone who was talking about good Taliban and bad Taliban and go and F them selves.

    17 years in vein, finally the US accepts talking to the very people they were out to annihilate from the face of the earth.
     
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  3. Areesh

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    That means all bharatis, all afghanis and most Americans.
     
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  4. Retired Troll

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    Aint nobody got time for that.
     
  5. Chakar The Great

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    Just the Bharatis, as Americans understood very early that Talibans are a reality and you cant run Afghanistan without there good will. Indians however were going mad about elimination of Talibans. Modi's successful foreign policy bearing fruits. ( of course for Pakistan).
     
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  6. MBT 3000

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    but where are libturds and afghandu nationalists?
     
  7. Reichsmarschall

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    @Solomon2 murica will not negotiate with terrorists eh?
    so much for murican false bravado
     
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    Whoever said Afghan Taliban were terrorists? US never declared them a terrorist organization. They are not on any watchlist or sanctions list.
     
  9. Reichsmarschall

    Reichsmarschall SENIOR MEMBER

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    this is gold
    Screen shot taken
     
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    You are talking nonsense. Prove me where US has declared Afghan Taliban a terrorist organization. Here's the US State Department list:

    https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm

    You will find TTP on the list, but not Afghan Taliban. TTP are considered a terrorist organization while Afghan Taliban are considered an insurgency. Yes, US has fought fought with Afghan Taliban, but they have also negotiated with them in the past.
     
  11. Mrc

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    Call quad lateral talks in murree... pak Taliban USA and china
     
  12. TheDarkKnight

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    What! did you just support PAs stance of Good taliban and bad taliban?
     
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  13. Vortex

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    Yes he is. But will never admit it.

    Finally after 17 years of fighting and destroying what was left in Afghanistan after decades of infightings, the USA are telling that they have a policy which was proposed by Pakistan first and which was down turned by the very USA itself...

    Unfortunately Pakistanis diplomats are so dumb, they will never made gain on it.

    And of course international media won't tell the truth about it too...
     
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  14. Crystal-Clear

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    they are they very reason of Afghanistan's invasion .
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    indirectly you are agreeing with Pakistan's stand of Good Taliban and bad taliban :) .
     
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    And I guess Pakistans approach of doing milltary ops agaisnt selected hardline groups was also right then.