Mar 12, 2019 19:11 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 14, 2020 22:33 Asia/Tehran]
  • US Taliban agreement of American withdrawal
    US Taliban agreement of American withdrawal

The fifth round of Doha talks between an American delegation and the Taliban ended with a draft agreement on combating terrorism and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Iran Press/Asia: The US delegation and the Taliban, on the last day of the fifth round of Doha talks, drafted an agreement on combating terrorism and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, TOLO news reported.

The media outlet has not, however, specified the details of the deal, only saying that it was a document written in both English and Pashtu languages.

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According to the outlet, the sources confirmed that the Taliban had agreed to cut ties with all terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda, and join in the fight against them.

Meanwhile, Reuters reported, citing sources, that no deal on the timeline for the pullout of foreign troops has been reached. Reuters said both sides will meet for the next round of talks in the near future. 

Thus, the timeline for the withdrawal of US troop from the country is unknown, but it is expected that two American bases will remain in Afghanistan.

A new round of talks between the United States and the Taliban in Doha began on 25 February. Earlier, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, said that the negotiations between the American and Taliban delegations in Doha were productive.  104/211/209

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