Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the Taliban “not to attack Americans” in a call with the insurgent group, he revealed in a tweet Tuesday.
The call comes amid a flurry of reports that President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence that Russia was paying Taliban-linked militants secret bounties to target US and coalition forces.
Trump has denied that he was ever briefed, a claim that has shocked former intelligence community members.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday afternoon that he asked the Taliban “not to attack Americans” in a chat that followed reports that Russia paid Taliban-linked militants secret bounties to kill US and coalition troops.

“Spoke yesterday with the Taliban chief negotiator to press the Taliban to live up to their commitments under the US -Taliban Agreement, including not to attack Americans,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

Spoke yesterday with the Taliban chief negotiator to press the Taliban to live up to their commitments under the U.S.-Taliban Agreement, including not to attack Americans.

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 30, 2020

US and Taliban negotiators signed a historic deal in late February meant to set the stage for the end of the conflict in …read more


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