Selin ATAY-TDO- US President Donald Trump end the talks which conducted with the Taliban for nearly a year in order to end the conflict in Afghanistan. On Thursday, 12 people, including an American soldier, were killed in a car bomb in Kabul. Trump said his decision came after the Taliban admitted to being behind a recent attack that killed also one US soldier.
US President posted tweets on Saturday night, it is announced that he had arranged a secret meeting with senior Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at his Camp David but ABD retreated from this secret meeting which was planned to be hold on Sunday.
On Monday, the top US negotiator announced that the peace deal was arranged “in principle”. Taliban official spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed all talks going well until the last moment. Mujahid said that “By pulling out of talks over one accident, US showed they are lack of maturity and experience. After cancelling peace talks that aimed to end 18-year war in Afghanistan, Washington has the most to lose.”
The meetings with ABD and Taliban was planned to be first step for upcoming meeting with Taliban and Afghanistan. According to agreements, it is compromised that US would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan within 20 weeks. In return for Taliban would reassure that Afghanistan would never again be used as a base for terrorism.