US reconsiders Afghanistan troop withdrawal deadline

(VOVWORLD) - A May 1 deadline for withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan may have to be reconsidered because the Taliban are not meeting their commitments under a 2020 peace deal, said US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez on Tuesday.

US reconsiders Afghanistan troop withdrawal deadline - ảnh 1Us troops in Kabul, Afghanistan (Photo: AFP/VNA) 

Menendez told reporters that he is concerned about the viability of the peace process in Afghanistan, adding that he believes the Taliban is "clearly not abiding" by all of the commitments it made.

Two days earlier, the US announced it is undecided about the withdrawal of 2,500 US troops in Afghanistan. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken proposed a 90-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan as a new UN-led peace effort. He said the US is considering the full withdrawal of forces by May 1 as it considers other options.

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