Afghan Government Praises Trump Suspension of U.S.-Taliban Negotiations

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from The Wall Street Journal,

The move stemmed from opposing views within his administration and bipartisan criticism of an emerging deal to withdraw U.S. troops.

Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, has also consistently opposed making a deal with the Taliban, aides said. Mr. Bolton has advised that the president can make good on his promise to draw down troops in Afghanistan without agreeing to one. That option, Mr. Bolton has said, gives the president flexibility to revisit talks in the future.

On Saturday, Mr. Trump suspended talks between the U.S. and the Taliban in Qatar and said a previously undisclosed peace summit at Camp David was canceled, a move welcomed by Afghan officials.

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