Taliban’s political office in Qatar has claimed that Russia supports Taliban’s stance regarding the peace deal and withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan as per the peace agreement.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban said in a Twitter post a Taliban delegation led by Sher Abbas Stanikzai viisted Moscow and clarified the group’s stance during the meeting with the Russia’s special envoy Zamir Kabulov.

Shaheen went on to claim that Moscow supported Taliban’s stance and withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan as per the peace deal.

The visit by Taliban delegation to Moscow apparently took place after the U.S. President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Taliban in the wake of a series of deadly attacks.

President Trump said Sunday that the Taliban group made a big mistake by bombing Kabul which killed at least 12 people including an American soldier.

President Trump said in a Twitter post “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was not a good idea.”

Furthermore, Trump said “There are much better ways to set up a negotiation. The Taliban knows they made a big mistake, and they have no idea how to recover!”


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