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UN envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer

March 9, 2018 12:48 AM
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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan is urging the Taliban to respond to the government's offer of negotiations and start direct talks "to put an end to the suffering of the Afghan people."

Tadamichi Yamamoto told the Security Council Thursday the Taliban's argument that it won't talk to the government because the conflict is not between Afghan parties "misrepresents the reality."

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