US and Taliban agree to ‘reduction in violence’

Could the seven-day deal could lead to lasting peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan?
1:55 | 02/15/20

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The US senate Tom on have reached an agreement which could open a door to the two sides finalizing a peace deal negotiated last year. It's a seven day so called reduction in violence but will it work for more on this let's bring in chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz. Martha a split this reduction in violence will be implemented in Canon tell bond really be trusted to follow through. Well first well is gentry noticed it was called a reduction in violence not a truce. They are looking for just that the violence and going down. They know there could still be some sort of sporadic violence. But the US will actually have a direct. Line. To the Taliban so they can look into if there are any incidents and whether this breaks any sort of agreement. This is supposed to last seven days we're not sure Windows 7 days we'll start but of the military. Will let the US know exactly when this is supposed to start in reporters we'll know at that point when the seven days start. After and that if that is successful if they say this from violence was reduced. Then there could be a formal. Peace agreement that could lead to bringing. US troops home now can the Taliban trusted be trusted I think that's what that direct line is all about Lindsay. And Martha as you well know this is America's longest war how significant could this mean to the effort to calm wind down the US military presence in Afghanistan. Well if they get a peace agreement you've heard Donald Trump trump say many many times he would like to get US troops out of there we certainly don't know whether it would mean all US troops and and frankly I doubt it would be all US troops. But I think their could be. A significant reduction and I think this if there is this peace agreement if there's this seven days which reduce violent. It could be a very big step forward for bringing some US forces home. Martha Raddatz for us in Washington thanks so much for your time Martha.

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