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Trump says U.S. has good negotiations with Taliban but no deal yet

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Trump says U.S. has good negotiations with Taliban but no deal yet
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event to officially launch the United States Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis   -   Copyright  LEAH MILLIS(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States had good negotiations going on with the Taliban but had not yet reached a deal with the Islamist group on peace in Afghanistan.

Trump made the remark to reporters at the White House before leaving for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland.

The Taliban said on Wednesday it was close to an agreement with U.S. officials on a deal that would see U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban promise that the country would not become a haven for international militants.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; editing by Grant McCool)

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