This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
04:41

USA: Peace talks with Taliban are dead - Trump

United States, Washington DC
September 10, 2019 at 14:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump met with President of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino to talk about US hosting the 2026 World Cup, in Washington DC, on Monday. The US President also commented on some other issues, including talks with Taliban and relations with Iran.

Trump called the peace talks with Taliban "dead" after they took responsibility for killing ten people in a car bomb attack near the US Embassy in Kabul on 5 September, days after the US peace negotiators announced that they had reached a draft agreement with the group on the withdrawal of US soldiers.

In the statement Trump also said he would be willing to meet with Iran if they "straighten out" and called the prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine a "very, very positive event."

04:41
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

US President Donald Trump met with President of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino to talk about US hosting the 2026 World Cup, in Washington DC, on Monday. The US President also commented on some other issues, including talks with Taliban and relations with Iran.

Trump called the peace talks with Taliban "dead" after they took responsibility for killing ten people in a car bomb attack near the US Embassy in Kabul on 5 September, days after the US peace negotiators announced that they had reached a draft agreement with the group on the withdrawal of US soldiers.

In the statement Trump also said he would be willing to meet with Iran if they "straighten out" and called the prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine a "very, very positive event."

*BUG AT SOURCE*

SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Gianni Infantino is the head of FIFA. He's the biggest man in soccer. And we are, as you probably know, getting the World Cup in 2026 for the United States. Some of it is a partnership with Mexico and Canada and it's coming into the United States for a large percentage of the games. And we're very excited about it. Plus Gianni and I just had a meeting on women's soccer and what everybody's going to do to make that even better and more equitable etc. etc. So Gianni, thank you very much. We had a great meeting. Very big though we're getting the World Cup in 2026 so that's a big thing. Gianni thank you for being here."

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President: "Thank you very much. Thank you, well indeed it's fantastic to be here. To boost even more soccer in this country, soccer was just the number one global sport, World Cup 2026 taking place here, but we start already now. It's the biggest event ever. It's more than four billion viewers all around the world and we will make it the biggest not only sports event but the biggest social event that we can think of. Soccer which is a big part of this country as well. And women's soccer where you are world champion, there is much more to do. The president was saying this to me and he is right and we are working with that and we will announce very soon some new initiatives. Thank you."

Donald Trump, US President: "Well, Gianni we're going to have to extend my second term, because 2026 I'm going to have to extend it for a couple of years. I don't think any of you would have a problem with that. But I hope you're going to remember me in 2026 for sure."

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President: "Oh for sure, oh for sure."

Donald Trump, US President: "Thank you very much. Thank you, take care you. Thank you. Thank you."

SOT, Journalist: "Are peace talks with the Taliban dead?"

Donald Trump, US President: "They are dead, they are dead. As far as I am concerned, they are dead. They thought that they had to kill people in order to put themselves in a little bit better negotiating position. When they did that they killed 12 people. One happened to be a great American soldier. A wonderful young man from Puerto Rico, family is from Puerto Rico and you can't do that, you can't do that with me so they are dead as far as I aM concerned and we have hit the Taliban harder in the last four days than they have been hit in over ten years. So, that is the way it is."

SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Well I saw a statement was just put out having to do with North Korea and that will be interesting, we will see. It just came out over the wires a little while ago, so we will see what happens. In the meantime, we have our hostages back, we are getting the remains of our great heroes back and we have had no nuclear testing for a long time."

SOT, Journalist: "Would you meet with Iran?"

Donald Trump, US President: "It could happen, it could happen, yeah, no problem with me. Iran should straighten out because frankly they are in a very bad position right now and they should straighten it out because they could straighten it out very easy."

SOT, Journalist: "The prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine was perhaps the first giant step toward peace. So do you think the United States should join these talks and should join Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine within the talks in the so-called Normandy format?"

Donald Trump, US President: "I think the fact that the prisoner swap took place yesterday with Russia and Ukraine is a very big step. And it's a very positive step. If they needed me to get involved, I'd get involved. But that's really a very, very positive event that took place yesterday."

SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "When a plane stops at a massive international airport and gets fuel, I don't own the airport. When pilots stay...I own a lot of different places. Soon you'll find that out, when I...because at some point prior to the election. I'm going to be giving out a financial report of me. And it'll be extremely complete. I'm going to give out, I'm going to give out my financial condition and you'll be extremely shocked that the numbers are many, many times what you think. I don't need to have somebody take a room overnight at a hotel. So what, what is happening, is the following, every time you find a person landing an airplane within 500 miles of something I own. Mike Pence as an example. His family lives in Doonbeg, Ireland. And he's actually told me that he stayed there many years ago at the same, I bought it years ago, but he was there before I bought it. I believe he said, a long time ago. But, he was in Ireland so he said you know what I'll do I'll see my family. I didn't know about that. But I can say he has good taste."

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Africa's flashiest freestyle footballers battle it out for big bucks in Lagos
03:14
Africa's flashiest freestyle footballers battle it out for big bucks in Lagos
September 16 at 13:03 GMT +00:00
Luxembourg: Johnson and Juncker 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks
01:12
Luxembourg: Johnson and Juncker 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks
September 16 at 13:00 GMT +00:00
Turkey: Erdogan, Putin hold bilateral talks ahead of Syria summit
00:40
Turkey: Erdogan, Putin hold bilateral talks ahead of Syria summit
September 16 at 12:28 GMT +00:00
Germany: FM Maas voices concern over Saudi Arabia oil attacks
01:49
Germany: FM Maas voices concern over Saudi Arabia oil attacks
September 16 at 12:01 GMT +00:00
Turkey: Putin arrives in Ankara for trilateral Syria summit
01:46
Turkey: Putin arrives in Ankara for trilateral Syria summit
September 16 at 11:50 GMT +00:00
Austria: US 'condemns Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia' oil supplies - Eng Sec Perry at IAEA conference
01:48
Austria: US 'condemns Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia' oil supplies - Eng Sec Perry at IAEA conference
September 16 at 11:27 GMT +00:00
China: Hong Kongers rallying outside British consulate 'shameful' - FM spox.
02:08
China: Hong Kongers rallying outside British consulate 'shameful' - FM spox.
September 16 at 10:22 GMT +00:00
Mexico: Obrador celebrates first Cry of Dolores on Mexican Independence Day
02:23
Mexico: Obrador celebrates first Cry of Dolores on Mexican Independence Day
September 16 at 08:33 GMT +00:00
Canada: PM Trudeau celebrates US Open champion Andreescu in hometown rally
03:02
Canada: PM Trudeau celebrates US Open champion Andreescu in hometown rally
September 16 at 07:13 GMT +00:00
Syria: Displaced Syrians return to homes in Hama, Idlib provinces
02:09
Syria: Displaced Syrians return to homes in Hama, Idlib provinces
September 16 at 05:54 GMT +00:00
'A ton of schnitzel' breaks world record in Bavarian town of Mengkofen
02:16
'A ton of schnitzel' breaks world record in Bavarian town of Mengkofen
September 16 at 05:09 GMT +00:00
France: At least one dead after fire breaks out in Paris retirement home
01:17
France: At least one dead after fire breaks out in Paris retirement home
September 16 at 03:15 GMT +00:00
All latest videos