US decides to cut Afghan aid due to conflict between Afghan leaders

US decides to cut Afghan aid due to conflict between Afghan leaders

The Trump administration has decided to cut $ 1 billion in funding for a parallel government formation between Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah.

News agency AP America has further threatened that if they do not agree, all forms of cooperation will be reduced.

The cut in aid was decided after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unexpected visit to Kabul.

He met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and former chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah.

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To be clear, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are political rivals, while Mike Pompeo failed to resolve the political dispute between the days.

Mike Pompeo criticized the two Afghan leaders for not working together and warned that this would affect the Afghan peace process.

Mike Pompeo said: "The United States is deeply saddened that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah have informed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they do not jointly agree on governance.

Mike Pompeo said that the United States was disappointed with the attitude of both Afghan leaders and that it would damage the relations between the US and Afghanistan.

He said that the attitude of Afghan leaders is in fact an insult to the soldiers who gave up their peace.

Speaking to reporters on the eve of his return, Mike Pompeo said, "We were hopeful that Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah would be together and we would not have to reduce this assistance but we are ready to do so."

Responding to a question, he said, "The Taliban reduced the attacks significantly according to the agreement, and their team is taking positive steps toward final negotiations."

Foreign Secretary said the US will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan according to the peace treaty.

Mike Pompeo added that if the two leaders did not form a government, the US would reconsider the reduction in aid.

Washington is committed to partnering with the people of Afghanistan, he said.

As part of its demonstration, the United States will provide $ 15 million to help Afghanistan fight the spread of the Coronavirus, the Foreign Secretary said.

It may be recalled that on the 9th of this month, President Ashraf Ghani took the oath of office for the second time in spite of the controversy, while Abdullah Abdullah also organized a parallel event.

Earlier, the oath-taking ceremony was postponed due to a dispute between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, although a large number of foreign diplomats had arrived, including US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

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