Afghanistan suspends talks with US

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 12:56 hrs

Afghanistan on Wednesday suspended talks with the US over the troop agreement.

The Afghanistan government made the announcement a day after the Taliban opened an office at Qatar´s capital Doha on Tuesday.

The US on the same day said they would hold talks with the Taliban soon.

"In view of the contradiction between acts and the statements made by the United States of America in regard to the Peace Process, the Afghan government suspended the negotiations, currently underway in Kabul between Afghan and US delegations on the Bilateral Security Agreement," read a statement issued by Afghan President Hamid Karzai´s office on Wednesday.

The Afghanistan government and the US were likely to hold talks over determining the nature of US military presence in the country after 2014 as the NATO-led coalition will end its combat mission in the Asian nation.

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