US President Donald Trump has announced to cancel peace talks with Afghanistan Taliban leaders in wake of recent attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and eleven other people.
In a tweet, Trump said if the Taliban cannot agree to a cease fire during these very important peace talks, it means they probably do not have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement any way.
Donald J. Trump
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. 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. 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….
President Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s major leaders at Camp David on Sunday.
He had also planned to meet with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.