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8 Sep 2019

Trump says he cancelled top secret talks with Taliban

President Trump has declared that he cancelled top secret talks with Taliban leaders at Camp David – throwing into doubt months of diplomacy aimed at reaching a peace deal Afghanistan.

Mr Trump blamed a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul last week which killed 12 people – including an American soldier.

But what surprised many was that the President had been on the verge of meeting insurgent leaders in the Presidential retreat – days before the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.