US ready for ‘all sides’ to lay down arms in Afghan conflict – The National

The US envoy with the responsibility of forging a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan said on Saturday that America stood ready for “all sides” to lay down arms in the 17-year conflict.

Zalmay Khalilzad is leading the latest round of talks with the Taliban in Doha, hoping for an agreement that would lead to foreign forces leaving Afghanistan in return for Taliban security guarantees.

“All sides laying down arms is the outcome of any peace process,” Mr Khalilzad tweeted.

“All sides agreeing to reduce violence is a necessary step towards achieving that outcome and …. Read More on The National

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