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Ghani’s peace overture a “frank offer’, not a surrender, US tells Taliban

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday called on the Taliban to consider an offer for peace talks extended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Ghani at an international conference in Kabul last week unveiled a plan to open talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognizing them as a political party. In return, Ghani said the militants should officially recognize the Afghan government and constitution, a perennial sticking point in past attempts to open talks. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has maligned the…