Taliban say U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations with them was surprising and astonishing.

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman of political office in Qatar, Sohail Shaheen said the US President cancelled the process when they were preparing for signing of a peace deal.

Shaheen said Taliban are ready for negotiations with Afghans but a ceasefire will be possible when all foreign forces leave the country.

A delegation of Afghan Taliban has held consultations with Russian leadership in Moscow on Afghan peace process.

According to Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen, the delegation held talks with Russian President’s Envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

A spokesman of Russian Foreign Ministry said the meeting in Russia underlined the necessity of renewing talks between the US and the Taliban.

He said Taliban also confirmed their readiness to continuing dialogue with Washington.