Taliban Backs Out Of International Peace Talks — Again
The countries taking part in the peace talks say the goal is to stabilize Afghanistan and the region.By Melissa Prax | March 6, 2016
The Taliban wants U.S. troops in Afghanistan gone and, to make its point, is backing out of peace talks — again.
The international talks were supposed to take place in Pakistan in an effort to put an end to the more than decadelong conflict. Several countries including the U.S., China, Pakistan and Afghanistan had met to organize the talks.
A Taliban statement reportedly said, "Until Taliban names are removed from international blacklists, and until our detainees are released, talks will yield no results."