Nearly three months later, Trump announced he has reopened talks with the Taliban, saying during his first trip to Afghanistan as president on Thursday that he believes the Taliban is ready for a cease-fire.
“The Taliban wants to make a deal — we’ll see if they make a deal. If they do they do, and if they don’t they don’t. That’s fine,” Trump said during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the Islamist insurgent group was “ready to restart the talks” that ended after Trump called them off earlier this fall.
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