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U.S. Intelligence Chief Says Pakistani Action Needed Before Afghan Peace Talks

20th October 2017 - Quoted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

U.S. CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the United States wants to draw the Taliban into peace talks in Afghanistan, but for that to happen, he says Pakistan must first ensure the militants cannot establish safe havens within its borders.

In a speech on October 19 at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank, Pompeo said for peace talks to move ahead, the Taliban must have no hope of winning on the battlefield in Afghanistan.


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