US Ready To Attend Talks With Taliban

US Ready To Attend Talks With Taliban

The clerics also recommended a ceasefire with the Taliban, who are seeking to reimpose strict Islamic law after their ouster in 2001, and Ghani endorsed the recommendation, announcing a laying down of arms until June 20.

"This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not winning them hearts and minds but further alienating", he said in a Tweet.

The president noted that the operation against Daesh and other terror groups will continue.

"If the Taliban take full advantage of the cease-fire in the best interests of the Afghan people, then numerous surveillance assets that we have overhead can be reoriented to ISIS-K, to al-Qaida and other foreign terrorists that have no business being in Afghanistan in the first place", Mattis said.

U.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, walks with Afghan officials during an official visit in Farah province, Afghanistan May 19, 2018.

"We are aware of President Ghani's announcement, but have nothing else to add at this time", a spokesman for the United States military said. Nicholson said last month that some elements of the Taliban are showing interest in peace talks.

This was President Ghani's first unconditional offer of a ceasefire since his election in 2014.

"The United States is ready to participate in the discussion, but we can not serve as a substitute for the Afghan government and the Afghan people".

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The statistics highlight a recurring problem: Taliban fighters have frequently attacked Afghan government outposts throughout the country, capturing USA -supplied equipment and then disappearing into the countryside.

Even as USA officials express a desire for a political end to the war, it remains uncertain whether the Trump administration will devote significant resources to kindling a peace process with the Taliban.

In a sign of the challenge Ghani will face in using a hoped-for political process to bring peace to Afghanistan, a suicide bomber attacked the religious scholars' gathering on Monday and killed 14 people.

"With the cease-fire announcement, we epitomize the strength of the Afghan government and the will of the people to achieve a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict".

A local affiliate of IS claimed responsibility.

In a separate statement, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto commended the Afghan authorities for the preparedness they expressed "to initiate, in good faith, any steps to toward a formal peace process".

"Even the Taliban political commission say that there could be no military solution, there has to be a political solution".

The Eid al-Fitr holiday ending Ramadan falls at the end of next week.

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