MI-6 warns Obama, Cameron about Taliban rejecting peace deal
London, May 23: Britain's MI-6 intelligence out fit has warned both US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron that their secret plan to cut a peace deal with the Taliban will fail to see the light of day.
So far, all efforts to bring Taliban chief Mullah Omar and his senior lieutenants to the table have failed because the Taliban don't want to talk.
This is bad news for Obama as he begins a three-day state visit to Britain tomorrow.
The Sun quoted a senior Whitehall official, as saying last night: "MI6 are trying very hard but they are not getting a good response. It is very tough. They move one step forward and then two steps back. It's the same with the other countries that are trying."
The official added: "There is a growing consensus that the PM will have to lower our demands significantly before we get anywhere with the Taliban."
A senior US source said: "We are creating the military conditions for talks to happen but we can't find anyone senior enough to talk to."
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