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Quote from: EvadingGrid on May 10, 2017, 06:15:09 AMNATO asks UK to 'send more troops to Afghanistan'https://www.davidicke.com/article/411466/nato-asks-uk-send-troops-afghanistan
QuoteSenior Taliban leaders said that regional powers including Pakistan had approached them and wanted them to meet the U.S. delegation in Islamabad and also include the Afghan government in the peace process but that the approaches had been rejected.It reiterated that it would not deal with the Afghan government."We wanted to make it clear that we will not hold any meeting with Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement.Talks between the two sides have stalled after the Taliban accused Mr Khalilzad of straying from the agreed agenda and there is no clarity on when they may resume."We have made it clear again and again that we would never hold any meeting with the Afghan government as we know that they are not capable of addressing our demands," said one senior Taliban leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Reuters.The United States says any settlement in Afghanistan must be between the internationally recognised Afghan government and the Taliban, who have so far refused to talk to an administration they describe as an illegitimate puppet regime.