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Joint Statement on the Call between President Ghani and Secretary Pompeo

Secretary Pompeo and President Ghani spoke by phone on July 24 and agreed that now is the time to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan.  Secretary Pompeo assured President Ghani that there has been no change to President Trump’s South Asia strategy, including U.S. commitment to a conditions-based drawdown.  ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

July 18, 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Continuing threats exist against hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals including U.S. citizens in Kabul.  These sites have been attacked repeatedly, without warning, and you should be vigilant and exercise caution when visiting places where foreigners in Afghanistan gather or reside. Actions ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (July 3, 2019)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: As of June 2019, militants plan to use vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to attack private U.S. contractors located at Afghan police, military, or other government buildings in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.  Private U.S. citizens may also be targeted.  Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device. ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass on the Occasion of U.S. Independence Day

(as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Ministers Ambassadors, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of our birth as an independent country. Big thanks to our sponsors for their support for today’s event. And our thanks to the fantastic musicians of “Barbud”. ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Attack in Kabul

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s heinous terrorist attack, claimed by the Taliban, in which Afghan civilians and security personnel were killed and severely wounded. The attack involved a vehicle bombing and gun assault on an Afghan defense facility, also damaging nearby civic and cultural centers and a primary school, injuring dozens ...
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