The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting in Afghanistan, saying U.S. President Donald Trump would “regret” declaring peace negotiations are over with the terrorist group.
“We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan, one was fighting, the other was talks and negotiations,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency.
Citing a Taliban attack on September 5, President Trump announced on Saturday that he had canceled a secret meeting with Taliban negotiators at the U.S.-based Camp David.
Taliban jihadis killed ten people in the attack, including two NATO service members from the United States and Romania.
As [the] president of the United States has announced [the] suspension of negotiations with the Islamic Emirate [Taliban], this will harm America more than anyone else.
Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2019