Donald Trump will not accept a “bad deal” on Afghanistan: White House

Vastavam web: Donald Trump has prioritised peace efforts in Afghanistan and his special envoy has initiated direct talks with the Taliban, but the US President will not accept a “bad deal” on efforts to end America’s longest war, the White House has said. According to a senior Trump administration official, America has “contingency” plans, which might involve “military options” if the peace talks fail to yield desired results.

As part of his efforts to garner international support for ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, US special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will hold talks with counterparts from Russia, China and the European Union on Thursday and Friday. Khalilzad has held three round of talks with the Afghan Taliban in order to reach a settlement that would allow the US to withdraw its army and end the 17-year-old Afghan war, America’s longest.