DW: US skips out on Afghanistan-Taliban conference in Moscow
The Trump administration's decision not to attend could be yet another sign of an increasingly icy relationship between Washington and Moscow. The meeting comes just after the US bombed 'IS' targets in Afghanistan.
Despite receiving an invitation, the Trump administration will not attend Friday's meeting in the Russian capital aimed at facilitating peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Conference participants are expected to include representatives from Pakistan, Iran, India, China and several other central Asian nations. Representatives of NATO nations and the United Nations will not be in attendance.
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Afghan Taliban Declines to Support Moscow-Backed Peace Talks -- VOA
Washington To Skip Meeting On Afghanistan Hosted By Russia -- RFE
US to skip Moscow conference on Afghanistan — Department of State -- TASS
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