Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned Monday the USA was reducing $1 billion in help to Afghanistan, voicing disappointment that rival leaders pressed by him on a go to didn’t type an inclusive authorities.
“The USA is disillusioned in them and what their conduct means for Afghanistan and our shared pursuits,” Mike Pompeo mentioned in an announcement after his talks in Kabul with President Ashraf Ghani and Ghani’s rival Abdullah Abdullah.
“Their failure has harmed US-Afghan relations and, sadly, dishonors these Afghan, People and Coalition companions who’ve sacrificed their lives and treasure within the wrestle to construct a brand new future for this nation.”
Pompeo mentioned the US was instantly lowering $1 billion in help and would pull one other $1 billion in 2021.
The USA will take into account additional cuts, he added, together with withdrawing help at any future donor convention.
Pompeo issued the assertion after he stopped on his means again in Qatar for talks with Taliban insurgents within the highest-level talks between the insurgents and the USA.
The highest US diplomat mentioned Washington was shifting forward with its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan as agreed in a February 29 cope with the Taliban.
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