Report: US, Taliban Agree To Preliminary Peace Framework


U.S. and Taliban officials have agreed to an initial framework for a peace deal that could lead to the withdrawal of American forces in Afghanistan, The New York Times reported Monday.

U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad told the newspaper that the draft plan must be “fleshed out” before it’s fully agreed upon, but that the Taliban committed “to do what is necessary that would prevent Afghanistan from ever becoming a platform for international terrorist groups or individuals.”

A senior U.S. official also told the newspaper that the U.S. has made a cease-fire in Afghanistan part of any final agreement.

Read more at The Hill.



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