After weeks of delays, escalating violence and a shift in US diplomatic leadership as the Biden administration started, peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in the Qatari capital, Doha.
On Monday night, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem tweeted the resumption of the talks that resulted from the February 2020 agreement between the Afghan Armed Group and the US.
But President Joe Biden’s administration is reviewing the deal, which was aimed at ending the longest war the US has ever waged. Since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban have been battling the combined forces of the Western-backed Kabul government and foreign troops.
In an open letter last week, the Taliban called on the US to fully enforce the Doha agreement, including the withdrawal of all foreign troops, saying it had committed itself to its side of the agreement-to protect US security interests in the war-torn country.