Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Worldhttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/The President of Afghanistan wrote a letter to Trump on the cost of troops
The President of Afghanistan wrote a letter to Trump on the cost of troops
He was given to Ambassador Alice Wells on Tuesday, but it is unclear whether the letter was still handed over to the White House or read by Trump, according to two sources who have seen the letter. how to deal with the possible withdrawal of the US, and they were aware that cost savings would be attractive to Trump.
However, the letter did not offer a specific cut in costs or troops, but rather offered to engage in talks about how spending and troops could be reduced, sources told CNN.
The letter does not offer a specific time for meetings on these topics to be held but said they should happen in the near future, the sources added.
Gani invited Trump to come to Kabul in the "near future" for discussion. Trump has only visited one military zone and US forces only once during his presidency when he left for Iraq at the end of last year.
The letter was first reported from the New York Times. still invited Gani to the White House for an official visit.
There was a visit to work during last year's UN General Assembly in September, but the plans were finally abolished by the White House, who said the time is not working.
At the time, the State Department officials said Time was not good for the Afghans, either because of the upcoming elections, which meant that both sides wanted to delay. [1
Earlier this week, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan said the United States and the Taliban agreed in principle to a framework for talks that could put an end to almost The 20-year war.
In comments given to the New York Times and confirmed by CNN at the US Embassy in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad said the peace framework would see the rebel group promising to prevent the country from being used as a terrorist center in exchange for download military from the US.
"We have a draft framework that needs to be deployed before an agreement is reached," Khalilid told Times on Monday. "The Taliban have made a commitment to satisfy us, to do what is necessary to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a platform for international terrorist groups or individuals." ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170810150301-02-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-split-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>
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The plan is criticized by some who call for a different approach or support for the American presence there, and former US Ambassador Ryan Crocker wrote a Washington Post said the negotiating framework had "de-legitimized" the Afghan government.
In an expanded thread on Thursday Khalilzad said talks have not been completed, but progress has been made.
"You can not eat an elephant in a bite, and a forty-year war will not be resolved at a meeting, even if this meeting lasts for nearly a week," he writes. "This is the moment when the Afghans start treating old wounds and make a new course for their country, there are many players, many questions and many moving parts, but we are on the right track together." US military has been ordered to start preparing to withdraw about half of the US troops from Afghanistan.
The Pentagon is currently discussing the withdrawal on the issue, but the plan depends on negotiations between the President of Afghanistan and the Taliban, according to Tramp officials
The United States has about 14,000 soldiers in the country, NATO's largest mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces.
Jennifer Hunsler from CNN and Eli Watkins contributed to this report.