President Trump Says Taliban Talks Called Off; Afghans Prepare For Potential Violence

On Monday, President Donald Trump said that talks with the Taliban to bring peace to Afghanistan after 18 years of conflict are “dead.”

Trump’s statement regarding the months of negotiations between Taliban leaders and U.S. officials were first brought up by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who on Sunday said that talks were done “for now.”

“They’re dead,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday. “As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead.”  The President abruptly canceled once secret talks between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that he said were to take place at Camp David this weekend. 

Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt


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