Biden warns Taliban, sees a significant role for Pakistan in Afghan peace

06:18 PM | 15 Apr, 2021
Biden warns Taliban, sees a significant role for Pakistan in Afghan peace

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden Wednesday announced withdrawal from Afghanistan and pressed nations including Pakistan to play supportive roles in regional stability.

Announcing the end of a largely fruitless battle against the Taliban, Biden said we will hold the Taliban accountable for its commitment not to allow any terrorists to threaten the US or its allies from Afghan soil. 

Biden announced to withdraw all remaining troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He confessed that the bloody war cost trillions of dollars and the lives of more than 2,300 American soldiers.

The United States urged other countries in the region to support Afghanistan, especially Pakistan, as well as Russia, China, India, and Turkey. All these country have a significant stake in the stable future of Afghanistan, he added.

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