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The decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to cancel talks with the leaders of the Afghan Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist) could have a negative impact on the situation. This was stated by TASS, the presidential special representative for Afghanistan and Director of the Second Asia Department of the foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.
According to him, the suspension of the peace talks — “signal negative, of course”, and the rhetoric of all parties is now militant. Despite this, they Express their readiness to continue the dialogue, the diplomat said.
“Because the emotions is now extremely strained, at some period, hopefully short, can begin the escalation of hostilities”, — said Kabulov. While in Moscow waiting for the continuation of the negotiations and their successful conclusion, he added.
September 8, trump after the terrorist attack in Kabul announced the cancellation of talks with the leaders of the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. He pointed out that the secret meeting was to be held in his country residence camp David.
Earlier it became known that the draft agreement the US and the Taliban involves the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan within 135 days after the signing of the document.
The us side in recent months negotiating a cease-fire and the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. In the spring the Pentagon announced that the country for the first time since the war began there was a chance for peace.
The Taliban was formed in 1994 in the midst of civil war in Afghanistan. In 1996-2001 the Taliban were in power in the country, and after the overthrow in 2001, began to conduct a guerrilla war with government troops and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Currently, the Taliban and the government are looking for ways to reach a political compromise.
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