WASHINGTON: President, Donald Trump has clarified that the United States would no longer share any stage with Taliban for talks, following the recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan.
Trump fumed over the atrocities in Afganistan and said our United states seek to end this conflict but from their, it is like never-ending conflict and as a result, United States would not engage in any future talks with Taliban. Trump made these comments while hosting ambassadors of the United Nation Security Council to discuss international issues.
Trump said, “Innocent people are being killed left and right. Bombing, in the middle of children, in the middle of families, bombing, killing all over Afghanistan, so we don’t want to talk with the Taliban. There may be a time but it’s going to be a long time.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was seated next to President Donald said the United States would support peace talks with the Taliban “without preconditions”, adding that earlier with the efforts of military and political efforts made it look possible for any settlement.
Nikki Haley, United States ambassador to United Nations had earlier said that we are closer to talks with Taliban, as United Nation policy on Afghanistan was working.
Pertinently, several times the attempts to hold talks between the Aghan government and Taliban have failed and in recent times it was in 2013 when Taliban based group opened an office in Qatar aimed for talks but that derailed due to Taliban’s hosting of the flag in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Trump has sent thousands of more troop to Afghanistan in order to bring an end to the long-running conflict.