US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may not have given any deadline for American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan but President Donald Trump it seems has other plans .
US President Donald Trump according to a report by PTI has said that he wants to get out of Afghanistan “as quickly as he can” and reiterated that the US should not have been in these wars.
The Trump administration has intensified its efforts in recent months to seek a negotiated settlement of America’s longest war in Afghanistan where the US has lost over 2,400 soldiers since late 2001 when it invaded the country after the 9/11 terror attacks.
US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is currently holding talks with the Taliban to work out an agreement for withdrawal of the US troops and participation of the
a rebel group in the Afghan government.
“We’ll continue to (pull out troops from Afghanistan). Well, we’re going to see. We’re working on negotiating a deal right now, as you probably have heard, and you know, at some point, we want to get out as quickly as we can,” Trump told C-Span in an interview.
His remarks come two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of American troops in war-torn Afghanistan before the presidential elections in 2020.