Pompeo speaks with Taliban official as controversy rages over Russian bounty allegations

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It was not known whether there was any mention during the call of allegations that some Taliban militants received money from Moscow to kill U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, seen here in Doha on Feb. 29, 2020, spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Monday, according to a spokesperson for the insurgent group.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called and spoken with the Taliban’s chief negotiator, a spokesman for the insurgents said Tuesday, amid a raging controversy in Washington over when President Donald Trump was told about U.S. intelligence that Russia was paying the Taliban to kill U.S.

Khalilzad is also holding video conferences with Kabul leaders rather than travelling to the Afghan capital because of the dangers of COVID-19, according to a U.S. State Department statement. Afghanistan’s dilapidated health system is grappling with the pandemic, with the number of infections thought to far outnumber the official tally of over 31,000 cases, including 733 deaths.

Shaheen tweeted that Pompeo and Baradar discussed the “implementation of the agreement, foreign troop withdrawal, prisoner release, start of intra-Afghan dialogue and reduction in operations.” The U.S. State Department has not commented on the video conference.


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