Trump wants his name on Taliban deal

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that if a peace deal is agreed between the Afghan Taliban and US then he would sign it. “Yes,” he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip to India. “I would put my name on it.” His comments came after a partial truce took effect in Afghanistan on Saturday, with the Taliban, US, and Afghan forces agreeing to a week-long “reduction in violence.” The truce was intended to set conditions for Washington and the insurgents to sign a deal in Doha on February 29 that could ultimately lead to a withdrawal of US forces after more than 18 years. —AFP

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