Tal­iban visit Mos­cow days af­ter Trump says talks ‘dead’

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MOS­COW — A ne­go­ti­at­ing team from the Tal­iban ar­rived Fri­day in Rus­sia, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive told The As­so­ci­ated Press, just days af­ter Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­clared dead a deal with the in­sur­gent group in Afghanista­n.

Rus­sian state news agency Tass cited the Tal­iban’s Qatar-based spokesman Suhail Sha­heen as say­ing the del­e­ga­tion had held con­sul­ta­tions with Zamir Kab­ulov, Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s en­voy for Afghanista­n.

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