NATO will leave Afghanistan in a united decision: Secretary General

After US President Donald Trump vowed to bring US troops back to the country before Christmas, NATO insisted on Thursday that its members would make a unanimous decision on when to leave Afghanistan.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated the alliance’s longstanding position that its mission would end only if the situation in Afghanistan improved.

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“We have decided to come to Afghanistan together, we will make a united decision in the future and we will leave Afghanistan in due course,” Stoltenberg told a news conference after talks with Northern Macedonian Prime Minister Joran Zayev.

Ahead of the November 3 presidential election, Donald Trump dramatically set the deadline for America’s longest war on Twitter on Wednesday.

The US-led NATO invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to defeat the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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