The Taliban promised on Tuesday to continue to fight the US forces in Afghanistan and added that US President Donald Trump & # 39; regret & # 39; would like to leave recent peace talks.
The renewed war of words between the two parties brought the specter of violence in Afghanistan to the fore when Trump and the Taliban promised to fight against each other after the steep collapse of the talks.
& # 39; We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan, one was the jihad and fighting, the other was talks and negotiations & # 39 ;, said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
& # 39; If Trump wants to stop the conversations, we'll take the first one out and they'll regret it soon. & # 39;
The American president Donald Trump (photo left) is having a conversation with the press on the White House lawn yesterday. An alleged member of the Taliban is shown on the right. After the recent failure in peace talks between America and the Taliban, Afghan insurgents promised that Washington would regret Trump's withdrawal & # 39; and promised to keep fighting
The Taliban statement came hours after Trump told reporters that after nearly a year of talks, the US was paving the way for an American withdrawal from Afghanistan after 18 years of war.
& # 39; They are dead. As far as I'm concerned, they're dead, & "Trump said in the White House.
The announcement followed Trump & # 39; s dramatic cancellation of a top secret plan to bring in Taliban leaders for direct talks at Camp David's presidential facility outside of Washington.
Alleged Taliban fighters and other militants are enthralled as they are presented to the media at a police headquarters in Jalalabad on March 6, 2018. Trump tweeted this week that the number of Taliban members being killed by the US is increasing with more enemy deaths than in the last decade
Trump pushed another nail in the box of what appeared to be almost completed negotiations, and said that a US military attack on the guerrillas was at its fiercest level in a decade.
& # 39; In the last four days we have hit our enemy harder than ever in the past ten years! & # 39 ;, He wrote in a tweet.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that & # 39; we have killed more than a thousand Taliban in the last ten days & # 39 ;.
Trump angrily denied that the whiplash effect of his sudden shifts in Afghanistan caused unrest.
Peace talks were intended to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a condition for peace in the country. Part of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign promised to withdraw US troops from most Muslim countries such as Syria and Afghanistan. The recent bomb explosion in which an American soldier was killed in Kabul caused Trump to withdraw from the negotiations
Until this weekend, there were increasing expectations of a deal in which the US would bring down troop levels in Afghanistan.
In return, the Taliban would offer security guarantees to keep extremist groups out.
But then on Saturday, Trump revealed that he had canceled an unprecedented encounter between the Taliban and himself in the legendary Camp David.
He said this was in retaliation for the Taliban's killing of an American soldier in a huge explosion of Kabul bomb last week.
The cancellation – announced on Twitter – was the first time that most Americans heard that such a dramatic meeting was even planned.
The Taliban would visit the presidential retreat on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11 attacks
Many in Washington were shocked and some were angry that the Taliban was about to visit the presidential retreat on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
There was also widespread consternation about the characteristic unpredictable way of Trump & # 39; s negotiating style.
But Trump denied any discord between government members, including Vice President Mike Pence.
In a tweet, he accused journalists of trying to create the appearance of turmoil in the White House, none of which is & # 39 ;.
Trump added that he did not doubt his actions.
& # 39; Regarding advisors, I adopted my own advice & # 39 ;, he later told reporters.
Much of Trump & # 39; s election victory in 2016 and the subsequent first term of office has been his determination to keep the US away from what he sees as unnecessary wars in Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries.
Despite a fierce pro-Israeli foreign policy and the presence of hawks such as national security adviser John Bolton in his cabinet, he has so far resisted escalating the military impasse with old enemy Iran.
Coming from Afghanistan, where American troops fought a largely fruitless fight against the Taliban for almost twenty years, was a top priority.
It is generally thought that Trump has insisted on a withdrawal of US troops in time for his 2020 re-election bid.
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani is speaking at a ceremony to introduce the new leader of the intelligence service in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, September 9, 2019. Ghani, whose government was sidelined in talks between the US and the Taliban, again stated that his country was ready to meet the Taliban, but that negotiation without ceasefire would not be possible & # 39;
Trump repeated Monday that he wanted to get out as quickly as possible.
Whether it's because of killing an American soldier last week, as he says, or because of wider doubts, that goal now seems to be shattered.
& # 39; They made a mistake, & # 39; Trump said about the Taliban's deadly bombing.
Several Republican legislators agreed with the president's decision about the talks.
& # 39; I never believed that a deal with the Taliban is easy or imminent & # 39 ;, said Senator Marco Rubio.
Senator Mitt Romney said that & # 39; it would not have been my choice to have the Taliban in Camp David & # 39; – an opinion that was repeated by Senator Ron Johnson, who said that he & # 39; happy & # 39; was that the conversations did not take place there.
& # 39; I don't see where those negotiations are going. If you want peace at some point, you have to talk to them, I don't deny that, & Johnson said.
& # 39; But they are killing too many people right now. & # 39;
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