Taliban willing to resume peace talks with US

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Observer Report

London

The Afghan Taliban have shown willingness to resume the peace negotiations with the United States – after President Donald Trump unexpectedly called off talks – and said that their ‘doors are open’, reported the BBC.
The group’s chief negotiator, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, in an exclusive interview to the British broadcaster, stressed that negotiations remained the only way for peace in Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump said he cancelled peace talks with Afghan Taliban leaders after the group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
According to Stanikzai, the Taliban had done nothing wrong. While talking to the BBC he said: “They [US] had killed thousands of Talibans according to them but, in the meantime, if one [US] soldier has been killed that doesn’t mean they should show that reaction because there is no ceasefire from either side.”

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