Peace talks between the US and the Taliban stopped on the first day of Ramadan
DOHA: Peace Talks Between The US And The Taliban Were Suspended Before The Beginning Of Ramadan On Monday, With The Two Sides On Apparent Improper Disagreements On The Main Issue Of When Foreign Forces Could Leave Afghanistan .
The Enemies Spent Much In The Last Week In A Sixth Round Of Conversations Doha Aimed At Ending America ' S Longest War, But The Taliban Say Negotiations Have Become Bogged Down.
In A Tweet, Taliban Political Spokesman Suhail Shaheen Said The Talks Were Pausing For The First Day Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan - When Muslims Fast During The Day - But Would Be Resumed Tuesday.
Sultan Barakat, The Director Of The Center For Conflict And Humanitarian Studies In Doha, Also Said The Talks Would Resume Tuesday, And That They Had Made &good; .
But Shaheen Told AFP Late Sunday Negotiations Were Stumbling About The Fundamental Question Of When Foreign Forces Would Depart Afghanistan.
Before The US Agrees To Any Withdrawal, It Is Demanding The Taliban Put In Place Security Guarantees, A Lease Fire And Other Commitments Including An Intra-Afghan Dialogue With The Kabul Government And Other Afghan Representatives.
The Insurgents Insist They Won ' Do Any Of These Things Until The US Announces A Withdrawal Timeline.
At The End Of A Great Peace Stop In Kabul Last Week, President Ashraf Ghani Offered The Taliban A Ceasefire To Start The First Day Of Ramadan, But The Insurgents Refused.
Ghani On Monday Reiterated His Call For The Taliban To Respect Demands From Last Week ' S Loya Jirga Summit That Saw Thousands Of Tribal Elsewhere And Afghans Meet In Kabul.
Ramadan Is A Month Of Peace And Reconciliation, Ghani Said.
I Once Again Call On The Taliban To Pay Respect For This Month And The Demands For People For Peace And Reconciliation Reflected (in The Loya Jirga)
On Sunday, At Least 13 People Were Killed And Dozens More Wounded After A Taliban Suicide Bomb And Several Guns Attacked A Police Headquarters In Northern Afghanistan.