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Biden Claims Trump Did Not Require Taliban to Reach Agreement with Afghan Gov’t

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2021
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Evan Vucci / Associated Press

CLAIM: Trump did not require “that the Taliban work out a cooperative government arrangement with the Afghan government.”

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The agreement required the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government, though it did not require an agreement be reached before the U.S. would withdraw.

President Joe Biden claimed Tuesday in a speech to the nation following the Afghanistan withdrawal that he was placed in difficult position by his predecessor, President Donald Trump, who reached an agreement with the Taliban. He said:

My predecessor, the former president, signed an...

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