Pompeo Talks to Taliban, Afghan Leaders in Bid to Salvage Deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched an urgent diplomatic rescue mission on Monday to salvage the Trump administration’s faltering, three-week-old deal with the Taliban that sets a timetable for the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan by the middle of next year.

Amid a coronavirus pandemic that has constricted global travel, Mr. Pompeo flew to Afghanistan and Qatar for unannounced meetings with Afghan leaders and the Taliban.


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