Pompeo: ISIL and Al Qaeda are the biggest threats to Afghanistan
Reporter: Emran Khorasani
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said in the latest case that ISIL and al-Qaeda are still active in Afghanistan. Washington is trying to maintain an Afghan anti-terrorist group in Afghanistan’s geography. The senior US official emphasizes: “We are in Afghanistan and trying to reduce the level of violence in this country. We have set up real talks for Afghan peace; we have taken consistent plans for this process and in daily bases, we are discussing the peace process with Zalmai Khalilzad to have bigger achievements.”
“But we are always aware of the threat of terrorist groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, which are still active here,” the secretary of state said. The United States is always taking care of counter-terrorism to take serious steps against terrorist groups.”
Meanwhile, Zalmai Khalilzad, the special envoy to Afghanistan’s peace talks in an interview with foreign media, has said that it would take years to withdraw the US forces from Afghanistan, he insists that Washington should have the assurance that once again the will not face the threat of terrorists, and the Taliban must Provide definitive guarantees in this area.