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Tillerson accuses Russia of arming Taliban
13:23, 23 August 2017
Tillerson accuses Russia of arming Taliban

U.S. Secretary of State believes that weapons to Afghanistan can only be supplied through the government of the country

13:23, 23 August 2017

Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused authorities of the Russian Federation of supplying arms to the Afghan Taliban movement. He stated this during the press conference in the Department of State on Tuesday.

“Russia is supplying weapons to the Taliban. Obviously, this is a violation of international laws and violation of the UN Security Council norms. We will certainly object to this and will draw Russia's attention to this. If someone intends to supply weapons, then this should be done through the Afghan government,” he said.

Also in his speech, Tillerson noted that the number of US troops in Afghanistan will be announced after a decision on this matter has been taken.

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