Afghanistan war will end in weeks if Pakistan denies safe haven to Taliban: US senator
While the US is holding talks with the Taliban, Graham said that it should start negotiating with Pakistan.
“As to negotiating with the Taliban, I think we got this wrong. I think what we should do is start negotiating with Pakistan. If Pakistan denied the Taliban safe haven in Pakistan, the war in Afghanistan would end in a matter of weeks,” Graham said in an interview toFox News.
US resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump halted the process, citing a deadly attack in Kabul.
Graham said that he wants to change Pakistan’s behaviour.
“So, I want to try to get Pakistan to change their behaviour through a free trade agreement tied to security performances, then talk to the Taliban. I want as much leverage over the Taliban as possible to end this war,” Graham said.