The New York Times: Trump 'Conditionally' Approves Peace Deal with Taliban
(TKG) – The U.S. President Donald Trump has ‘conditionally’ approved a peace deal with the Taliban that may lead to pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, The New York Times reported.
According to The New York Times, the U.S. President Donald Trump has “conditionally approved a peace deal with the Taliban that may lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops” as long as the Taliban promise to reduce violence, The New York Times.
If the Taliban commit to reduce violence, the United States would then sign an agreement that would lead to the gradual pulling out of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked to senior Afghan leaders of the proposed plan in phone calls on Tuesday, February 11, that according to President Ghani as saying on his Twitter, “The Secretary informed me about the Taliban’s proposal with regards to bringing a significant and enduring reduction in violence.”
The Times further reported, the deal would be approved fully by U.S. President Trump only if the Taliban stick to a reduction in violence of “about seven days later this month,” adding that “the Taliban source in Pakistan said the group has agreed to the proposal.”