Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified President Trump’s decision for US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying, ‘Terrorism does not originate only from Afghanistan. Therefore, don’t feel secured, just because of the US military presence in Afghanistan. The decision taken by President Trump to withdraw the military from Afghanistan is a correct one.’ Meanwhile, the Trump opponents are pointing out that terror attacks are on the increase in Afghanistan, while the Trump administration is busy justifying the US military withdrawal.
While talking to a news agency in the United States, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said that President Trump’s stand regarding US security was apparent. Pompeo said that bringing the US soldiers back, safely from Afghanistan, also was a planned campaign. Secretary of State Pompeo reminded that President Trump had already announced a few years ago, that the number of soldiers in Afghanistan would be reduced to 2,000.
‘Terrorism is a major threat to international security. Saying, but this terrorism does not originate only from Afghanistan, Pompeo indicated that the origin of terrorism lies in other regions too. US Secretary of State clarified ‘The threats to the US security will keep surfacing even in the future. The United States has strengthened its position in the Middle East, for this purpose.’ Pompeo also said that the United States is secured because of President Trump and the US President’s stand is not limited only to Afghanistan.
Trump adversaries are bitterly opposing the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg also said that the security of the European countries will come under threat, following the US military withdrawal. Against this background, Pompeo clarified that terrorism is not limited only to Afghanistan.
A few days ago, during a meeting in Geneva, too, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo justified the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. He also announced that discussions have been started, with the countries in the region, for peace and stability in Afghanistan. At the same time, he justified the peace talks being held between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Qatar. Meanwhile. A minimum of 2,000 US soldiers will be returning to the United States before Joe Biden takes over as President of the United States.