Pompeo says violence levels in Afghanistan 'unacceptably high'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The violence currently taking place in Afghanistan is 'unacceptably high', U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, adding that Washington has asked the warring parties there to 'stand back and indeed stand down'.

Reuters December 05, 2020 00:11:50 IST
Pompeo says violence levels in Afghanistan 'unacceptably high'

Pompeo says violence levels in Afghanistan unacceptably high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The violence currently taking place in Afghanistan is 'unacceptably high', U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, adding that Washington has asked the warring parties there to 'stand back and indeed stand down'.

"I made clear to them that the violence levels can't continue while these negotiations go on, it won't work," Pompeo said at the IISS Manama Dialogue.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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