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Trump said at the time he had called off the talks after the Taliban took responsibility for an attack that killed 12 people, including a USA service member.

"The Taliban wants to make a deal", Trump told troops at the Bagram Air Base, where he also met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

About 13,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, 18 years after the United States invaded following the 11 September 2001 attacks.

"We're bringing down the number of troops substantially", Trump said.

Jessica Kwong, who says she covers the Trump administration and household on her Twitter web page, revealed her article Thursday morning with the preliminary headline: 'How is Trump spending Thanksgiving?

Sediqqi said that US President Donald Trump advocated a peace "owned by the Afghan government" during his Thursday visit with Afghanistan's President Ghani at Bagram airfield.

"We're saying it has to be a cease-fire", the president said, a major shift in USA stance and a push for a new and unlikely concession from the Taliban, the Times reported.

Most observers agree that a political settlement is the only way towards a lasting peace in Afghanistan, and since September diplomatic efforts to foster dialogue have continued.

"I never got the turkey", he told the troops.

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The Pentagon released the DIA report on Iran's military power earlier this month, alleging the Shi'ite nation has provided weapons, training, and funding to the Taliban in a bid to counter USA and Western influence in Afghanistan.

But Mr Trump made a shock move in September, describing the year-long talks as "dead" and withdrawing an invitation to the insurgents to meet in the United States due to the killing of an American soldier. Trump's report of a ceasefire as an obstacleTrump said: "They didn't want to do a cease-fire, but now they do want to do a cease-fire", Trump said of the militants".

The US president boards Air Force One at Ramstein Air Field, Germany, following the visit.

So while the talks have indeed resumed, Trump is accused of moving the goal posts, and setting the public narrative on the negotiation to expect a ceasefire, even as a negotiating team goes in not expecting that to be part of the deal.

He added "Let's hope this leads to more good things on the peace front like a ceasefire that will help end this long war".

After the meeting, the two presidents joined the USA troops in offering Thanksgiving greetings.

However, as it turned out, Trump spent Thanksgiving meeting with American troops stationed in Afghanistan.

"We join families of Kevin King & Tim Weeks in celebrating their release from Taliban captivity".

But observers said that Trump was at least signaling support for further negotiations after the success last week of a captive swap with the Taliban, who freed two Western professors held hostage for three years.