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Taliban Say They’re Ready for New Round of Talks

Taliban Say They’re Ready for New Round of Talks with US by Kathy Gannon – AP

The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchanges, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations, said Taliban officials in separate interviews in recent days.

Speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, Taliban officials recounted details of a meeting held in July with Alice Wells, Washington’s top envoy to the region. One of the officials said the meeting ended with a plan to meet again in September. The U.S. has refused to confirm or deny that meeting…

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