Trump: Peace talks with Taliban “dead”

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump affirmed Monday that the peace talks between the US and Taliban are “dead.” Speaking to reporters at the White House as he was heading to a rally in North Carolina, Trump was asked about the talks, saying “they’re dead. As far as I’m concerned they’re dead.

“They thought they had to kill people in order to put them in a little better negotiating position,” Trump said. “You can’t do that. You can’t do that with me.” He defended his idea of the Camp David meeting that was called off, saying “I took my own advice. I like the idea of meeting … I think meeting is a great thing.

“We had a meeting scheduled. It was my idea and it was my idea to terminate it,” he remarked.

He affirmed “we would like to get out (from Afghanistan) but we’ll get out at the right time,” saying Afghanistan is a “very interesting situation. We have been there for 19 years.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency