Latest "pompeo" stories
Pompeo leaves Kabul, no word on political power-sharing deal
Pompeo was in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban.
Esper says Taliban not honoring deal as US warplanes bail out Afghan forces
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the Taliban were honoring the agreement in terms of “not attacking U.S. and coalition forces, but not in terms of sustaining a reduction of violence."
By Shawn Snow
Trump calls Taliban, discusses peace talks
“We had a good conversation. We’ve agreed there is no violence. We don’t want violence. But we’ll see what happens. They are dealing with Afghanistan. We had a very good talk with the leader of the Taliban,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House.
By Shawn Snow and Leo Shane III
As peace deal looms, Taliban tells fighters to avoid enemy areas, calls for self-defense
“All Mujahideen must adhere to their given duties for the upcoming seven days, must remain defensively alert in case of violation by the opposition and must strictly refrain from entering enemy territory."
By Shawn Snow and Diana Stancy Correll
Official says US, Taliban reach Afghan truce agreement
A senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press