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Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after

Added 09-14-19 07:03:01am EST - “An Afghan official says that the priority for his government is to hold national elections later this month - rather than reach a peace deal with insurgents.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that the priority for his government is to hold national elections later this month - rather than reach a peace deal with insurgents.

Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says Saturday that a legitimate peace deal with Afghanistan’s Taliban can only come after the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28.

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended talks finalizing a deal with the insurgent group last week.

Afghanistan’s elections were widely expected to be delayed under any U.S.-Taliban deal. The Afghan government was largely shut out of the negotiations.

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