Afghan Peace Talks Resume in Doha as US reviews Taliban Deal

2/23/2021

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in the Qatari capital Doha after weeks of delays, escalating violence, and a change in US diplomatic leadership as the Biden administration began.

Last week, the Taliban in an open letter called on the US to fully implement the Doha accord, including the withdrawal of all international troops, saying it had committed to its side of the deal—to secure US security interests in the war-torn country.

While details of the meetings have been sketchy, Afghanistan featured prominently in them and officials familiar with the talks said a reduction of violence and eventual ceasefire dominated discussions.

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