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White House rules out changes in Afghan strategy

White House rules out changes in Afghan strategy

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May 02, 2018 - 09:36

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Facing criticism for a series of high-profile attack in recent weeks, the White House on Tuesday ruled out any changes to its South Asia policy.

“We laid out our Afghanistaninfo-icon strategy just a few months ago, and there's no change to that policy at this point,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.

Strongly condemning the suicide bombings in Kabulinfo-icon that killed more than 35 people, including at least 10 journalists, she said there was no justification for such a senseless and heinous act.

“These journalists were in the area to cover a bomb blast when a second explosion occurred.  Afghanistan’s press corps is a powerful illustration of how that country has transformed.  There's absolutely no justification for such a senseless and heinous act,” she added.

At the UN headquarters in New York, the Security Council also condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attacks that took place both in Kabul and Kandahar.

In a statement, the council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

Members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.

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