Troop withdrawal might be revisited: US senate 


KABUL: The US deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan may have to be reconsidered, according to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, citing that Taliban insurgents are not honoring any of their commitments under the Doha Agreement.
“I am apprehensive about the feasibility of the peace process in Afghanistan,” said Menendez.
As per Reuters, Menendez stated the Taliban were “clearly not complying” with any of the promises made in the US-Taliban agreement signed in Doha in February last year. “If the Taliban are proven to be breaking their promises, as I suspect they are, we will have to rethink the May 1 deadline.”
This follows US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement last week regarding the latest peace initiative in Afghanistan. 
Blinken proposed the formation of a transitional government in a letter to Afghan leaders and the Taliban.
It has also been revealed that the Taliban will be given 50% representation in the new structure under the proposed system.