Us Signs Agreement With Taliban

Both sides fought at length over the US demand for a ceasefire before the signing of the agreement, which has four points: a 14-month timetable for the withdrawal of all US and NATO troops from Afghanistan; a Taliban guarantee that Afghan soil will not be used as a launching pad that would threaten U.S. security; the opening of Innerafghanaise negotiations until 10 March; and a lasting and comprehensive ceasefire. He warns that this agreement will not be able to repeat what the United States signed with the North Vietnamese during the Paris peace talks in 1973, “where we actually hope that the enemy will behave once we are gone.” After the march, Ghani and the Taliban agreed on a joint ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in June 2018. During the Eid ceasefire, Taliban members flocked to Kabul, where they met and communicated with residents and state security forces. Although civilians demanded that the ceasefire be permanent, the Taliban opposed an extension and resumed fighting after the ceasefire ended on June 18, while the Afghan government`s ceasefire ended a week later. [70] [71] [72] After the fall of Kabul and the election of Pashtun tribal leader Hamid Karzai as interim national leader, the Kandahar Taliban surrendered following an offer of amnesty from Karzai. The United States, however, rejected part of the amnesty, during which Taliban leader Mullah Omar was able to “live with dignity” in his native Kandahar.

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