US President Donald Trump reveals why he cancelled peace talks with Afghan Taliban at the last hour
*WASHINGTON DC: *United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,” he wrote in a Twitter thread.
“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,” he continued. “I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse!”
“If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway,” Trump said on Twitter. -APP/AFP