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Sec. Tillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stairs off a craft as he arrives in Qatar after returning from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Monday. Tillerson paid a warn revisit to Afghanistan to accommodate with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials.

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stairs off a craft as he arrives in Qatar after returning from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Monday. Tillerson paid a warn revisit to Afghanistan to accommodate with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spent an unannounced revisit to Afghanistan surveying elements of a assent plan he says a Trump administration will dedicate to, on a redeeming basis.

“It’s not an total commitment. He’s also done it transparent it’s not a vacant check commitment,” Tillerson told reporters who had landed with him during Bagram Air Force Base on Monday.

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Among strategies to finish a conflict, Tillerson emphasized anti-corruption reforms observant Afghan President Ashraf Ghani positive him his supervision would continue. The secretary also invited members of a Taliban who would “renounce violence” to a negotiating table.

“There are, we believe, assuage voices among a Taliban, voices that do not wish to continue to quarrel forever, they don’t wish a children to quarrel forever,” pronounced Tillerson.

Unsurprisingly, Tillerson set his sights on Pakistan, that a Trump administration has done a pivotal partial of their Afghanistan strategy.

“The secretary says he’s also pulling Pakistan to repudiate protected breakwater to a Taliban and other militant groups,” NPR’s Michele Kelemen, who’s roving with Tillerson, tells a Newscast unit.

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According to Michele, Tillerson says “Pakistan needs to, we think, take a clear-eyed perspective of a conditions that they are confronted with in terms of a series of militant organizations that find protected breakwater inside of Pakistan.”

Tillerson, who is on a week-long outing that began in Saudi Arabia and will also take him to Pakistan and India, arrived but open proclamation due to confidence concerns. Last month, an unannounced revisit to Afghanistan by Defense Secretary James Mattis was noted by a rocket conflict on a airfield in Kabul.

After interlude behind in Doha, Tillerson also done an unannounced revisit to Iraq on Monday.