Qatar, the Taliban, and the Gulf Schism
From left to right sitting on the podium, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman al-Thani, and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister for Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, listen to Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, on the screen, at the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)

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