Afghanistan

June 4, 2021

U.S. Support for a Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: As part of our commitment to the people of Afghanistan, the United States is providing more than $266 million in new humanitarian assistance, bringing total U.S. humanitarian aid for Afghanistan to nearly $3.9 billion since 2002. This assistance from the...

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May 14, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Afghan President Ghani

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today. Secretary Blinken conveyed Eid greetings and expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those lost in recent violence in Afghanistan, including in the horrific attack on...

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April 30, 2021

US State Department: Joint Statement on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

Washington, DC (STL.News) Ned Price, Department Spokesperson released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement...

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April 21, 2021

US State Department: Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: President Biden was clear that while the United States will withdraw military forces from Afghanistan, our support for the country will continue.  As part of our commitment to invest in and support the Afghan people, we are working with Congress...

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April 15, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Afghanistan High Commission

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Afghanistan High Commission for National Reconciliation Chair Abdullah Abdullah today in Kabul.  Secretary Blinken and Dr. Abdullah discussed the importance of continuing to work toward a negotiated political settlement and permanent and...

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April 15, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Afghanistan President

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today in Kabul to affirm the United States’ continued commitment to Afghanistan.  Secretary Blinken made clear that the United States stands with Afghanistan and its people in support...

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March 19, 2021

United States, Afghanistan, Tajikistan’s Joint Statement

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following statement was released by the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the United States of America on the occasion of a trilateral discussion among Afghanistan – Tajikistan – and the United States. Representatives of the Governments of the Islamic Republic...

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February 18, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Afghan President Ghani

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss the United States’ ongoing review of its strategy in Afghanistan.  The Secretary reiterated America’s commitment to support the peace process, aiming for a just and...

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February 14, 2021

Afghanistan: Fuel Truck Explodes

(STL.News) At least 60 people have been injured after at least 100 oil and gas tankers got destroyed by multiple blasts causing a massive fire at Afghanistan’s most significant trade crossing with Iran, officials said on Sunday. Wikipedia page – Afghanistan/Iran relations ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News

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