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Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:28 PM

Russia to host Afghanistan talks next week, says Kabul and Taliban will attend

Moscow said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have agreed to send delegations to the conference. “It will be the first time that a delegation of the Political Office of the Taliban Movement in Doha will take part in international talks (at) such a level,” the foreign ministry's statement said.

The Afghan foreign ministry, however, did not confirm that the Kabul government will attend the talks. “We are still negotiating and talking with Russian officials (about the conference). We have not reached an agreement yet,” Sebghatullah Ahmadi, an Afghan foreign ministry spokesman, told AFP.

Moscow said it had also invited representatives from the US as well as India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five former Soviet republics in Central Asia to take part. “The Russian side reaffirms its position that there is no alternative to a political settlement in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,” the statement said.

A US government watchdog this week said Kabul's control of Afghanistan slipped in recent months as local security forces suffered record-level casualties while making minimal or no progress against the Taliban. The US has renewed efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks, which are showing tentative signs of bearing fruit.

Taliban representatives have met with US officials at least twice in Qatar in recent months, most recently on October 12 with newly appointed US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1443331/russia-to-host-afghanistan-talks-next-week-says-kabul-and-taliban-will-attend

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left-of-center2012 Nov 4 OP
Wellstone ruled Nov 4 #1
Blue_true Nov 4 #2
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AlexSFCA Nov 4 #6
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:42 PM

1. I said two years ago,

Donnie would turn Afghanistan over to Putin. Putin has been arming and supplying the Taliban for quite some time as per Jane the Military Magazine.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:53 PM

2. Afghanistan is in Russia's part of the world.

We have no real interests there except that the country does not become a haven for terrorists that attack us and our legitimate interests.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:03 PM

3. My point is,

Bush/Cheney created this nightmare and after 18 friggin years there is zero Politicians saying I told you so,we broke it now we paid Billions to keep this nightmare going.

The Saudi's should have be invaded and held to task.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:15 PM

5. Billions? No, try Trillions.

We don't need to invade anyone. We need to spend the money spent of poorly defined wars (no objective other that slinging out genitals around) on fixing bridges, roads, our health care system here at home.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:04 PM

6. just remember when US boycotted Russian Olympics in 1980

due to invasion to Afganistan.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:40 PM

7. So china and Russia worked out the

logistics as to the preservation of their Mining interests.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 07:13 PM

4. Exactly...

I'm not surprised by this in the least, just extraordinarily disgusted.

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