US-Taliban Talks Cancelled Over Kabul Bombing, Says Trump
Sept. 08, 2019
US Taliban Peace Talks Cancelled: Donald Trump tweeted about the Taliban, saying "They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people."
US President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that secret meetings that were to be held at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the Afghan president on Sunday had been cancelled following a bombing in Kabul last week.
"They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people," Trump tweeted about the Taliban.
"I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations," the US president said.
Kabul has been gripped by a surge in deadly violence even after the US and the insurgents reached an agreement "in principle" that would see the US pull thousands of troops from Afghanistan in return for various Taliban security promises.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Get Breaking news , live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India . Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.
Tom DeLonge files for divorceChelsea vs Valencia injury update & predicted starting line-upsShock To United Board As Matic Likes A Comment On Instagram-Find Out MoreWWE Rumors: Injuries Derail Major Planned Push for Drew McIntyre20 Examples of Urban Design That Are So Terrific They Shine Brighter Than a Diamond