Donald Trump will not accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Top US Officials

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Donald Trump will not accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Top US Officials

ISLAMABAD - A Whitehouse official has said that US President Donald Trump will not accept any bad deal with the Taliban about Afghanistan.

According to the official, Trump will not accept any ignorance of the achievements, especially human rights and women rights, made in Afghanistan in the past 18 years during the peace negotiations, TOLO News has reported.

“We are certainly prioritizing peace efforts in Afghanistan. But as with all negotiations that involve vital US national security interests, we have contingency plans. The president has indicated he hopes for the best in these peace talks, but he will also not accept a bad deal,” the official told reporters at the White House on Wednesday.

The Whitehouse official has warned that if the peace talks with the Taliban fail, US has other options to use, including the military option.

"He also recognizes that we have vital terrorism interests in Afghanistan and he certainly is focused on keeping American safe. So we will do what we have to do to ensure those vital national security interests are protected,” the official said.

“It is difficult to resolve Afghanistan’s issue through military. Because, in the four decades of war in Afghanistan and 18 years of foreign forces presence in Afghanistan, the issue has not been solved,” said Sayed Naqibullah Hashemi, a political analyst.

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