Pentagon chief unexpectedly flies to Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit.

According to the journalists’ interlocutors, Austin intends to meet with local high-ranking officials. The media speculated that a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the Islamic republic might be the subject of discussion between the parties.

US President Joe Biden said in a recent interview on ABC television that the Americans can leave the country by May 1, but a decision has not yet been made.

Biden’s predecessor in the White House, Donald Trump, signed an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw foreign troops in exchange for the Taliban stopping attacks on U.S. military installations.

Since the agreement was signed, the Taliban have repeatedly accused the U.S. side of violating the agreement.

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