The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has announced that he will meet personally with the Taliban leaders “in the not too distant future”, an appointment expected after the agreement signed this Saturday between the United States and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, and which provides for the withdrawal of foreign forces from the Central Asian country within 14 months.
In his speech at the White House, called to address the situation of the new coronavirus, Trump has taken the opportunity to discuss the agreement with the Taliban, beginning with a congratulation to the Secretaries of State and Defense, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper, and to ” the people of the United States who have lost so much in blood, courage and funds. ”
“I will meet personally with the Taliban leaders in the not too distant future. We hope they will do what they have said they will do: they will kill terrorists,” Trump said.
“It is time that after all these years our people return home,” said the president, for whom US forces should not be a “police”, a role that will now fall to the Taliban.
In any case, if the Taliban do not persecute the terrorists, the United States would send the troops again. “I sincerely believe that the Taliban want to do something to show that we are not wasting all the time … If bad things happen, we will return,” he warned.