US in Book Ex Top Official Mike Pompeo Says India, Pak were in N-War Stage

Mike Pompeo says the world does not know the situation between India and Pakistan. (File)


The US government is a partner of the people of Afghanistan and supports them in many ways, State Department spokesman Ned Price said during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. During the interview, Price also said that the US, in its humanitarian efforts, has helped the people of Afghanistan with its leadership and has also given more than $1.1 billion in aid to the Taliban.

“We have made very clear decisions that the US govt is a partner of the people of Afghanistan. We support the people of Afghanistan. We do that in many ways. We do that with our leadership when it comes to humanitarian aid. providing more than 1.1 billion dollars to the Afghan people in a way that bypasses the Taliban…

The State Department spokesman also said that the US is always talking about the Afghan people, and their rights as well as the women of Afghanistan.

On Monday, the US said it was reviewing its approach and cooperation with the Taliban in response to the many human rights abuses taking place in Afghanistan under the brutal regime and was actively reviewing with partners and partners to take the next right. the steps leading to it.

Price, in a press conference, emphasized that the US continues to be the world leader in aid to the people of Afghanistan, and does not give the Taliban any support.

When asked about former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s book, Price replied, “He is expressing his views as a private citizen as is his right.”

In his new memoir titled “Never Give an Inch, You Fight for the America I Love”, Pompeo detailed a conversation with the North Korean leader during his first trip to Pyongyang on March 30, 2018, ahead of the triennial US-North Korea summit. months later.

Pompeo also notes how India and Pakistan were on the verge of a nuclear war in 2018 and that the US had to intervene to defuse the situation. The former US Secretary of State said that the world does not know the situation between India and Pakistan.

“I don’t think the world fully realizes how close the India-Pakistan rivalry is to going nuclear in January 2019,” Pompeo wrote in his report.

Answering a media question about the Russia-Ukraine war and the delivery of Abrams tanks to Kyiv, Ned Price said that every part of the defense system that the US has provided is for the defense of Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would supply 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, reversing the administration’s long-standing opposition to Kyiv’s requests for highly advanced but highly maintenance-intensive vehicles. according to CNN.

As Biden has given permission for the vehicles to be sent, 31 Abrams will form the entire tank army of Ukraine.

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