A Taliban delegation has held talks with Russian officials in Moscow after United States negotiations with the Afghan insurgents collapsed, the Russian foreign ministry has said.
But Trump made a decision to cancel the secret meetings at the Camp David presidential retreat on Sunday following an attack in Kabul, which claimed the live of an American soldier. Killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was not a good idea. If they can not 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.
Sediqqi said a Taliban delegation's visit to Russian Federation on September 13, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump called off talks with Taliban negotiators in Qatar, shows that the Taliban is faced with a "political failure" of its own.
"The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now". On the following day, a suicide auto bomb killed four soldiers at a commando base in the Afghan capital.
The operations, launched last night, were aimed at foiling attacks planned by the Taliban on Afghan forces, said a senior security official in capital Kabul, adding that clashes have escalated following the collapse of diplomatic talks between the USA and the Taliban.
But Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami party and candidate for the upcoming presidential election, considers resumed peace talks inevitable.
Senior security officials who spoke to this writer were concerned about an increase in violence, more so in the light of the presidential elections scheduled for later this month.
Afghan troops have been engaged in heavy fighting with the Taliban, and several militant-controlled districts have been taken by the Afghan army. Internal disagreements over the talks were said to be a factor in the resignation (or was he fired?) of National Security Adviser John Bolton. While there was air support [from the foreign forces], our security forces needed moral support as well which wasn't clear because of the Taliban negotiations with the USA even as they targeted the Afghans.
Meanwhile, Afghan security forces remain hopeful, yet cautious of the developing situation. But now there are no peace talks anymore and even [NATO's] Resolute Support [Mission] announced that it will fight the Taliban.