The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Afghanistan’s President Ghani today to underscore the United States’ expectation that the conduct of candidates and government institutions holding the Afghanistan election should be beyond reproach to ensure the legitimacy of the outcome.  The United States reiterates its condemnation of the Taliban, ISIS, and other terrorist groups that have threatened violence in order to deprive citizens of their right to vote.

 

U.S. Department of State

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