Before the capture of Afghanistan by representatives of the radical Taliban movement, Washington went to separate negotiations with the militants. This is reported by CBC.
It is noted that the U.S. has agreed to cease air support to security forces of the fallen Afghan government in exchange for the immunity of diplomats and U.S. troops. The deadline for the withdrawal of troops was set for August 31.
The secret deal, according to some American media reports, was made shortly before the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
Earlier it became known the details of the U.S. talks with the Taliban before the escape of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to sources, an agreement to establish a transitional government was reached at talks with U.S. participation in the Qatari capital of Doha. It envisioned a peaceful division of power between the Afghan government and the insurgents. When it became known that Ghani had left the country, it came as a surprise to all parties to the negotiations.