Trump says the Taliban's peace talks & # 39; death & # 39; and that America harassed the insurgents of Afghanistan like never before after canceling the secret summit because of a bombing that killed an American soldier
- The president has decided to send the Taliban rockets instead of olive branches
- He demolished a secret peace stop at Camp David after a suicide bomber had killed 12
- Trump told reporters Monday that peace talks & # 39; death & # 39; despite the fact that after 19 years of fighting, the US still plays the role of police
- & # 39; They've done something that they certainly shouldn't have done, & # 39; he said
- Taliban says more Americans will die and swear to continue our jihad & # 39;
- US says it has eliminated more than 1,000 Taliban hunters in the last 10 days
Donald Trump said in the White House on Monday that planned talks between the US and the Taliban leaders in Afghanistan were completely over the table.
& # 39; They are dead. They are dead. As far as I'm concerned, they're dead, & T 39 told reporters when he left for a campaign meeting in North Carolina.
Trump said he had canceled a Camp David peace stop because of a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier.
& # 39; They've done something that they certainly shouldn't have done, & # 39; he said.
The president also said that he wanted to drop US troops in Afghanistan to a very specific number & # 39; but he would not share what it is – only saying that the US & # 39; are getting off at the right time & # 39 ;
While the president rejected the idea of rescheduling his Taliban talks, he claimed that the guerrilla government was already regretting Thursday's deadly bombing.
President Donald Trump said planned peace talks with the Taliban & # 39; death & # 39; after a suicide attack killed an American soldier
The explosion near the US embassy in downtown Kabul on Thursday also killed a Romanian member of staff and at least 10 civilians
The Taliban delegation arrives earlier this year for talks in Moscow; Trump has put further peace talks on ice
& # 39; The only reason I canceled that meeting was that they killed one of our soldiers, & # 39; he said Monday, and & # 39; they are very upset. They feel like they messed up. They said it loud and clear. & # 39;
Trump said he ordered aggressive attacks in retaliation. & # 39; We are hitting the Taliban and our enemy in Afghanistan, harder than we have hit them in more than ten years, & # 39; he said.
According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, more than 1,000 Taliban hunters have been killed in Afghanistan in the last ten days.
The insurgents now promise more bloodshed, promise to keep fighting in Afghanistan & # 39; for 100 years & # 39; and & # 39; continue our jihad. They will have to pay a price. & # 39;
Afghans are now bracing themselves for a possible new wave of Taliban violence while the insurgents promise to fight against the so-called & # 39; foreign occupation & # 39; and warned that & # 39; more Americans will die & # 39 ;.
& # 39; They've done something that they certainly shouldn't have done, & # 39; Trump said about the Taliban
The American envoy Zalmay Khalilzad had been negotiating with the political wing of the Taliban in Qatar for almost a year.
The Trump government has so far left 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, but the president said in August that he plans to reduce that number to 8,600.
Pompeo has confirmed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recalled Khalilzad.
The Taliban has so far refused to talk to the US-recognized Afghan government and called it a puppet regime.
Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday that he had secretly invited Taliban leaders and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to talk at Camp David.
The president said Saturday that he had canceled & # 39; peace negotiations & # 39; after the Taliban had claimed the honor for the Kabul attack
He said in the same series of tweets that he had abandoned it and claimed that if they cannot agree with a cease-fire during these very important peace talks, and even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably do not have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement. & # 39;
& # 39; The US wanted us to announce a nationwide ceasefire, but again refused. It is not possible for us. & # 39;
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