Taliban spokesman confirms talks with U.S. Secretary of State to discuss Afghan peace process

Jun. 30 – The Taliban announced that their political office’s head and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a video conference in order to discuss about the status of peace process in Afghanistan.

According to Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, yesterday Mullah Baradar and Pompeo discussed the full implementation of the Doha agreement, which foresees plans for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and release of prisoners.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo by Hudson Institute – CC BY 2.0)

The U.S. President Donald Trump denied the existence of this briefing and the U.S. embassy in Kabul did not give any comment about it.

The government of Kabul and several foreign countries have raised concerns regarding the release of about 200 prisoners involved in major attacks on the Afghan soil.

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