The U.S. President Donald Trump issued fresh warnings to Taliban group in Afghanistan while observing the 9/11 attacks, emphasizing that the strikes against the group will ‘continue’.
Speaking during a ceremony to mark the 9/11 attacks, President Trump said “We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago. I called them off when I learned that they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and 11 other innocent people.”
President Trump further added “The last four days, we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before, and that will continue.”
He also added “And if, for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are and use power the likes of which the United States has never used before. And I’m not even talking about nuclear power. They will have never seen anything like what will happen to them.”
Trump calls off peace talks with Taliban:
President Trump on Sunday announced that he is called off peace negotiations with the Taliban group.
He said in a Twitter post on Sunday “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday.”
Furthermore, Trump said “They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers, and 11 other people.”
He also added “I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?”