DONALD Trump has revealed he cancelled top secret peace talks with the Taliban this weekend – in an incredible disclosure of US diplomatic operations.
The US President said he called off the planned meeting at his Camp David retreat due on Sunday after a terror attack in Afghanistan.
Taliban bosses admitted responsibility for the deadly car bomb blast that killed a US soldier and 11 others in Kabul on Thursday.
Mr Trump branded the attack an attempt by the terrorists to build “false leverage” in the talks – which were also to feature the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani.
Making the extraordinary revelation on Twitter, President Trump wrote: “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 an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people.
“I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations.
“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?
“They didn’t, they only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.
“How many more decades are they willing to fight?”
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