Trump says he had a 'very good talk' with Taliban leader

The Taliban's chief negotiator Mullah Baradar Akhund and U.S. President Donald Trump held a 35-minute telephone call on Tuesday, a Taliban spokesman said, in what may be the first direct discussion between a U.S. leader and a senior Taliban official.

Trump confirmed the call, saying he had a "very good talk" with Baradar.

The call came three days after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement in Doha on a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.