A New twist in US and Afghan Taliban historic peace deal

A New twist in US and Afghan Taliban historic peace deal
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ISLAMABAD - A New twist has been reported in US and Afghan Taliban historic peace deal that would end the 18 years long war in Afghanistan.

According to reports, the U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo has declined to a sign a peace deal between Washington and the Taliban group.

The American Time Magazine, citing the informed U.S. and Afghan officials has reported that draft deal prepared by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad after 9 rounds of peace talks, does not guarantee key issues.

The report further added that the continued presence of U.S. forces to combat terror groups like al-Qaeda, continued U.S. support to pro-U.S. Afghan government and an end to conflict are among the issues which are not guaranteed in the deal.

On the other, the Taliban group has asked Pompeo to sign the deal with the Islamic Emirte of Afghanistan, the official name of the government founded by the Taliban in 1996.

According to Time Magazine, the mentioned issues may explain why Pompeo declined to put his name on the deal.

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