Karzai pulls out of talks for diplomacy issues

Karzai pulls out of talks for diplomacy issues

Senior Afghan officials have accused the United States of breaking written assurances to Kabul, that a new Taliban office in Qatar would not be used as a de facto diplomatic mission.

The accusation comes hours after Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced the suspension of negotiations with the United States on a troop pact and said his government would not join U.S. peace talks with the Taliban.

The US and the Taliban say officials from both sides are set to meet in Qatar later today, raising hopes for a negotiated peace deal in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken to President Karzai about the issue of hosting the talks in Doha, but it’s unconfirmed whether or not an agreement has been made.

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