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'We Don't Want Any Talks With The Taliban,' Says US President Donald Trump After Series Of Attacks In Afghanistan

Written By Saniya Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Donald Trump said that the U.S. would not hold any talks with Taliban as they were killing innocents in Afghanistan
  • The U.S President's remarks came after the Taliban had claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide car bombing in Kabul
  • The guests included U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and more than a dozen foreign ambassadors

United States President Donald Trump said that the U.S. would not hold any talks with Taliban as they were killing innocents in Afghanistan.

"When we see what they are doing and the atrocities that they are committing and killing their own people, and those people are women and children; many, many women and children that are totally innocent, it is horrible. So, there's no talking to the Taliban, we don't want to talk to Taliban," President Trump said at a lunch with UN Security Council ambassadors.

The U.S President's remarks came after the Taliban had claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide car bombing in Kabul. The attack claimed 103 lives and wounded 163 others.

President Donald Trump-hosted ambassadors of the U.N. Security Council on Monday with a view to discussing evidence that Iran is arming rebels in Yemen, among other things. The president briefly spoke to reporters just before the lunch meeting at the White House, detailing that the group would also discuss the situation in Syria, denuclearization of North Korea and, specifically, Taliban attacks on civilians in Afghanistan. 

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The guests included U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and more than a dozen foreign ambassadors. Among the attendees were ambassadors from China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom.

President Donald Trump had called for "decisive action" by all countries against the Taliban after the attack. This bombing is the latest in a string of deadly attacks that had taken place in Afghanistan during the past 10 days.

Last Wednesday, an office of 'Save The Children' organisation in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province came under attack, just four days after terrorists stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel and killed 18 people, including 12 foreigners.

(With inputs from AP)

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