Afghan government suspends security talks with US

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The Afghan government has announced that it is suspending security negotiations with Washington because of the United States' "inconsistent statement and action" over the Taliban peace process.
The move on Wednesday came a day after the US said that it would engage in direct negotiations with the Taliban, who officially opened a political office in Doha, Qatar, a day earlier.
"The president suspended the BSA [Bilateral Security Agreement] talks with the US this morning," Aimal Faizi, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman, said.
Al Jazeera speaks with Shukria Barakzai, a member of the Afghan parliament, about the development.

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