Russia Expresses Readiness to Act as Guarantor in US-Taliban Talks

Washington and the Taliban have been trying to conclude a peace agreement that will regulate the pullout of foreign troops from Afghanistan, and include assurances from the Taliban that the country will not be used as a safe haven for terrorists.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Wednesday that Moscow is ready to offer its assistance in the US-Taliban talks and act as a guarantor should such a proposal be received.