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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: U.S. Envoy For Afghanistan Says Taliban Won’t Accept Permanent Cease-Fire Until Political Agreement


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Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, has predicted the Taliban will not accept a permanent truce until a political deal is reached with the Afghan government.

“I think you’re right that the Talibs will not accept a cease-fire, comprehensive and permanent, until there’s a political settlement,” Khalilzad said on September 25. 

His comments to the U.S. public broadcaster PBS came as Taliban militants continue to carry out attacks across the country despite…

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