U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the head of the Taliban political office on the phone for the first time after Saturday’s signing of a peace deal with Washington, the Afghan Taliban said on Tuesday.

Trump told Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar that U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo would soon speak to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to remove obstacles to implementation of the deal, said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement.

U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and several other members of the Taliban political office were also present during the 35-minute call, Mujahid added.

The Taliban leader assured

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