Afghanistan ceasefire week: Americans agree with Taliban


The Taliban agreed to a temporary ceasefire: this is the result of negotiations between the US and the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation). Analysts find this outcome a real breakthrough. This result was achieved for the first time after the resumption of negotiations between the parties in 2018.


Taliban leaders agreed to a one-week temporary cease-fire. This result was achieved in talks with the US military in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Information about this has spread only now.

The decision to ceasefire, even for a week, may pave the way for another, more thorough agreement with the United States and even for the probable withdrawal of US troops from the country. This would be in line with the current policies of President Donald Trump, who has long expressed a desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and generally save them from participating in protracted conflicts around the world. In addition, the American press, namely, the New York Times, suggested that Washington would like to concentrate military power on possible future threats from Russia and China.

If Mr. Trump manages to bring the temporary ceasefire to a full agreement, he can put an end to the eighteen-year-old Afghan war.

A partial ceasefire could be the diplomatic achievement of the US ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad. Indeed, until now, the Taliban have refused to cease hostilities, even during direct negotiations with the United States.
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  1. Theodore 30 December 2019 07: 57 New
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    And I would be in Putin's place, I would throw weapons to the Taliban through third countries! Then in Syria there would be no meriks!
    1. Connor MacLeod 30 December 2019 08: 41 New
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      Iranians will throw in case of something ...
  2. Yaro Polk 30 December 2019 08: 02 New
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    Does the “EXCLUSIVE” nation have almost a State CREDO, rule No. 1, under no circumstances negotiate with terrorists?
    This is some shame (s) laughing
  3. rocket757 30 December 2019 08: 09 New
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    Afghanistan ceasefire week: Americans agree with Taliban

    Hee hee, did they agree?
    We'll see.
    1. bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 08: 43 New
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      Contracts with mattresses - pounding water in a mortar ...
      1. rocket757 30 December 2019 08: 48 New
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        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Contracts with mattresses - pounding water in a mortar ...

        Now worse! Previously, at least they pushed, at least somehow, but now like that - here they are, but suddenly they are gone !!! push, spin already.
        1. bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 08: 53 New
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          To paraphrase the old wisdom:
          "Fear mattresses offering a contract!" wink
          1. cniza 30 December 2019 08: 55 New
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            If anyone forgets this, I do not envy ... Greetings Pasha! hi
            1. bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 08: 57 New
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              Many have forgotten about this, but have already begun to remember ...
              Victor, hi! hi
              1. cniza 30 December 2019 09: 16 New
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                Reminders can be very scary, better not to forget.
                1. bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 09: 18 New
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                  The luster of coins overshadows common sense and the instinct of self-preservation ...
    2. cniza 30 December 2019 08: 43 New
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      Well, yes, turning on the machine and printing the desired amount ...
      1. rocket757 30 December 2019 08: 51 New
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        Quote: cniza
        Well, yes, turning on the machine and printing the desired amount ...

        Donkey with a bag of gold in the east has always been in price! only green, by no means gold, striped for a buck watch seriously and can cover immediately and thoroughly! In short, the "bag" is a catch! Everyone understands this.
  4. Sarmat Sanych 30 December 2019 08: 22 New
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    Empty, the mattresses themselves do not believe in these agreements, so the zinc coffins on Arlington will continue to go as before.
  5. knn54 30 December 2019 08: 26 New
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    How to leave, but not give up.
  6. maidan.izrailovich 30 December 2019 08: 27 New
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    There is absolutely nothing the Americans could offer to the Taliban.
    Nothing ... except money.
    So once again deal bought barmaley for money.
  7. Basarev 30 December 2019 08: 34 New
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    Does it make sense to negotiate with the bandits? In my opinion, they should only be destroyed by all means, trying to kill them all. The USSR lost the war because it did not pull financially, and NATO loses because it is engaged in garbage.
    1. cniza 30 December 2019 08: 43 New
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      Quote: Basarev
      The USSR lost the war


      No, the USSR did not lose that war ...
      1. Basarev 30 December 2019 10: 10 New
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        Actually lost. The troops are withdrawn, the loyal regime has fallen, the Union itself has largely fallen because of this war.
        1. cniza 30 December 2019 12: 37 New
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          And we always left and never left troops, and also the regimes then changed ...
          1. Basarev 30 December 2019 19: 29 New
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            Yes, you also understood correctly: all loyal regimes rested either only on our dough, or only on our bayonets. We have not succeeded, as with the Americans, with the pure idea of ​​holding countries. We have absolutely nothing to offer the world in this regard. Question: is it necessary to get involved in wars and expenses for the sake of such fragile and impoverished friends who are not capable of even supporting themselves or protecting themselves? Is it not better to disown them all at once, from these useless mediocrity? And come to grips with Russia, namely the Russian ethnic group, the main breadwinner of the country?
            1. cniza 30 December 2019 20: 19 New
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              We are completely different, for the West, we live with emotions and sensations, they a priori can’t do this ... and it’s time to deal with Russia for a long time, but their importunity still doesn’t work ...
              1. Basarev 30 December 2019 21: 14 New
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                That is the whole problem. We do not even live with emotions, but with impulses, out of a sudden momentary sympathy, we are ready to ruin our citizens in the name of natives who cannot even find our country on the map. But the West lives by reason and sober calculation. And first of all he thinks about his citizens.
  8. andrewkor 30 December 2019 08: 36 New
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    As far as I know, the Taliban are categorically against ISIS (it is forbidden in Russia). This may be for the better. It was reported that the Taliban made contact with the leadership of Uzbekistan. The Foreign Minister announced a letter from the Taliban and these are not plankers!
  9. cniza 30 December 2019 08: 40 New
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    If Mr. Trump manages to bring the temporary ceasefire to a full agreement, he can put an end to the eighteen-year-old Afghan war.


    Everyone is tired of the war, and the United States continues to set fire to them in different regions and countries.
  10. Mavrikiy 30 December 2019 09: 25 New
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    Afghanistan ceasefire week: Americans agree with Taliban
    I wonder who will remain in the cold?
    1. gsev 31 December 2019 01: 20 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      I wonder who will remain in the cold?

      Most likely, uranium has ended in Afghanistan. If so, then Afghanistan will be less interesting for the United States. Perhaps the US State Department and the CIA consider the Taliban a more convenient partner than the Afghan intelligentsia.