The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani in response to threats to American lives. Secretary Pompeo underscored the Iranian regime’s destabilizing actions through the region and the Trump Administration’s resolve in protecting American interests, personnel, facilities and partners.


U.S. Department of State

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