$type=grid$count=5$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=home

[WORLD]$type=sticky$rm=0$va=0$count=4$va=0$show=home

Muslim World$type=three$h=250$c=3$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$snippet=hide$show=home

Pakistan$type=three$h=250$c=3$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$snippet=hide$show=home

$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=6$show=/Islamophobia

$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=6$show=/search/label/Pakistan

$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=6$show=/search/label/Popular

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks

SHARE:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, promised support for President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to start peace talks with the Taliban and repeated the United States itself would be willing to join the talks.

The visit, coming at the end of a tour of Asian countries including North Korea and Vietnam, was Pompeo’s first to Afghanistan since he became Secretary of State in April.

He said the strategy announced last year by U.S. President Donald Trump of sending more troops to increase battlefield pressure on the Taliban and push them toward negotiations “sends a message to the Taliban that they cannot wait us out”.

Pompeo’s visit follows one by the State Department’s top diplomat for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, who said this month that pressure was building on the Taliban to respond to Ghani’s offer for peace talks.

Standing with him at a news conference in the presidential palace in Kabul, Ghani, who earlier this year offered peace talks without preconditions, said it would be necessary to move with caution.

“If we think only in one day a 40 year-crisis can be ended we are being unrealistic,” he said.

Following a three-day ceasefire during last month’s Eid holiday, the Taliban, fighting to restore their version of strict Islamic law, have so far rejected Ghani’s offer of talks, demanding the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan.

However, Pompeo repeated an offer for the United States to take part directly in talks with the Taliban, who have rejected talks with what they consider an illegitimate Western-backed government in Kabul and demanded direct talks with Washington.

Pompeo said the peace process would be Afghan-led but added that the United States would be prepared to participate to help resolve differences and said support from neighboring countries would also be needed.

“We have seen good signs from lots of regional partners,” he said.

As well as the battle against the Taliban and Islamic State fighters operating from Afghanistan, Pompeo discussed plans for October elections in Afghanistan and presidential elections due early next year, amid tensions between powerful regional leaders and Ghani.

He said he hoped for a reduction in violence before the elections, which the Taliban have refused to support.

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,79,Africa,28,Americas,5,Animals,37,Argentina,1,Asia,277,Australia,11,Austria,5,Bahrain,3,Bangladesh,18,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1322,Canada,5,Catalan,80,China,129,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,3,DR Congo,1,Egypt,22,Ethiopia,1,Europe,261,Fitness,14,France,28,Germany,41,Haiti,1,Headlines,11,Health,171,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,2,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,111,Indonesia,11,International,75,Iran,84,Iraq,78,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,12,Italy,4,Japan,41,Jordan,1,Kenya,7,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,303,Lithuania,1,Malawi,1,Malaysia,16,Malta,1,Maxico,4,Middle East,138,Muslim World,626,Myanmar,35,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,10,Niger,1,Nigeria,2,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,58,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1061,Palestine,38,Philippine,17,Pics,66,Poland,3,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,49,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,85,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,351,Somalia,4,South Africa,2,South Korea,8,Spain,62,Sports,1328,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,113,Taiwan,3,Technology,455,Thailand,12,Today IN History,24,Top News,1033,Tunisia,1,Turkey,81,U.S.,344,UAE,22,UK,59,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,76,Vietnam,2,World,4893,Yemen,21,Zimbabwe,2,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks
Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CxrT2fcHTAs/W0N_JpHY_0I/AAAAAAAAluU/JZyvpiU5Sq0Cs1diaiekY_DECnFsE8KUgCLcBGAs/s640/POMPEO%2BKABUL1.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CxrT2fcHTAs/W0N_JpHY_0I/AAAAAAAAluU/JZyvpiU5Sq0Cs1diaiekY_DECnFsE8KUgCLcBGAs/s72-c/POMPEO%2BKABUL1.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2018/07/pompeo-in-surprise-visit-to-afghanistan.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2018/07/pompeo-in-surprise-visit-to-afghanistan.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy