US en­voy meets with ne­go­tia­tors for Tal­iban

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Tal­iban of­fi­cials have met in Pak­istan with the top U.S. diplo­mat who re­cently led peace ne­go­ti­a­tions with them, cur­rent and former mem­bers of the in­sur­gent group said Satur­day.

It was the first such meet­ing since Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump halted the talks last month, call­ing off a deal that had al­ready been broadly agreed upon and blam­ing an uptick in Tal­iban vi­o­lence.

The in­for­mal meet­ing in re­cent days in Pak­istan’s cap­i­tal, Is­lam­abad, be­tween Tal­iban of­fi­cials and the U.S. diplo­mat, Zal­may Khalilzad, came af­ter a surge in blood­shed.

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