Afghanistan 0
6 April 2021

A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson stated that “we are committed to bringing a responsible end to the conflict [in Afghanistan], removing our troops from harm’s way and ensuring – importantly – that Afghanistan can never again become a platform, become a launch pad, for terrorist attacks that would threaten the U.S. or our allies”. He went on to remark that “the international community is similarly united in the belief that there isn’t a military solution to what we have long faced in Afghanistan. It’s a conflict that has to end through a political solution and a comprehensive ceasefire, processes that are at their core Afghan-owned and Afghan-led… any removal of troops, any withdrawal plan would be orderly and it would, of course, be informed by those consultations with our partners and allies”.

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