‘He’s coming home for now’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on US Taliban negotiator

‘He’s coming home for now’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on US Taliban negotiator
‘He’s coming home for now’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on US Taliban negotiator
Breaking news from President Trump announcing last night because of administration what’s wrong with more than 5,000 US troops were America’s longest war. It’S an event cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important piece, foxy Road – they probably don’t – have the power anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight? That’S what I many questions for a first guess, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo good morning, mister secretary Good morning. George is good to be with you thanks for having me on this morning. Thank you, sir game. With this site, if dentist an announcement on Friday, you said the peace talks were making progress. What happened between then and now? 12. For the Taliban, we had a number of objectives write. The president’s Mission set has always been to the state department, negotiate a resolution that allows America to have less risk to our young men and women. George, I was, I was out of Dover Air Force Base just a handful of hours ago, with Sergeant First Class barreto’s, wife, other two kids. He’s a great Americans. Are we going to 82nd Airborne who was killed this past week and it wrote It’s a reminder that we got to get it right got to protect America National Security interest, so the terror can never Strike again. Afghanistan, the same time reduce America’s treasure in blood that we’ve given for now almost two decades and we’ve been making progress. We’Ve had a commitment from the Taliban that said that they would break with Al-Qaeda publicly and permanently, where the commitment that said that they would reduce violence and that they were for the first time. George, you know that she would Administration that tried to get Afghans to sit at the table. Together, we had a commitment that they would meet in Oslo to begin reconciliation, conversation and then the Taliban over reach. They killed An American in an effort to gain Leverage negotiating table. President Trump said enough. and an enormous attacks from American forces. Putting in real pressure on the Taliban George week and just the last 10 days alone killed over a thousand Taliban. We have been fighting and talking in a way that America often doesn’t do its. What’S Driven us to be able to have the success at the negotiating table that we were beginning to half. But we finally reached the point where we were closed. How we made real progress and then the Taliban failed to live up to a series of commitments that they had made when that happened. President Trump said: I’m not going to take that deal, I’m not going to work with someone that can deliver on their commitments, because in the end, George, you know this ideal. I’D agreement is just a piece of paper and we have to actually see that changing behavior and when we saw this activity when we saw this action when we were closing in on a solution and closing in on op Unity for the president actually meet with the Decision makers that can actually deliver that reconciliation and peace to the Afghan people rather Trump said. That’S enough! We’Re not going to do that. We’Re not going to reward that behavior and broke it off Left 4 Dead as well coming home. For now. I hope it’s the case that the Taliban will not change their behavior will recommit to the things that we’ve been talking to them about four months. In the end, this will be resolved through series of conversations I hope albino Legree to meet with the Afghan government. President ghani answer that Afghan America’s capacity to protect our nation from a terror attack ever emanating from that place again. That effort will continue US troops within a hundred thirty-five days of the sign of an agreement just this collapse about that in the coming days. Present time spent very clear: we spend George goodness over thirty billion dollars a year in Afghanistan, and you will know we have terror threats from lots of parts of the world, not just from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, and frankly, are soldiers have delivered the crushing about guided Afghanistan has taken place over these last almost two decades. We’Ve decimated Al-Qaeda leadership other still challenges, Isis is there as well, but present company focuses with secretary defense, think about making sure that we have the right. Fourth posture to deliver on the president’s objective: to protect America from Terror threats everywhere they emanate from including Afghanistan who have to make the decision about what the right Force Boston, Afghanistan will be going forward will continue. Won’T that increase the prospects that the Taliban could grains gain strength and make this a standing ground for outside again will never let that happen. So the troops will stay. We will conduct a mission in Afghanistan in a way that reduces rest of the American people. The right number 4th passed you the nature of those horses George’s. You know well, it’s different kinds of forces that are, there are continue, training assist mission for the Afghan forces so that they can take the fight to the Taliban such that we can ultimately get the peace and Reconciliation that I know I know every American wants. Those are the missions were sitting out the at the details of the right level of forces in the nature of those forces of President Trump’s secretary defense will make good decisions on a very confident pressing, not ruling anything out, but he hasn’t made a final decision yet, But meantime Administration is already taking some heat for even considering having the Taliban to Camp David. A couple of Republican members of Congress, Adam kinzinger, said never. Should leaders of a terrorist organization that has aroused 9/11 can use an evil be allowed in our great country. Never. Liz Cheney, Camp David is where America’s leaders met to plan our response after Al-Qaeda, supported by the Taliban, killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11. No member of the Taliban should set foot there ever she’s in the president’s right to cancel. But what about this idea that the president was wrong to even consider having the Taliban at Camp David as well, and I are points in the end. If you’re going to go, she ate piece, you often have to deal with some pretty bad actor tonight. I know the history to at Camp David and did President Trump reflected on that. We all considered, as we were, debating a how to try and get to the right ultimate outcome that wall there have often been discussions about war at Camp David. There been discussions about peace there as well, then some pretty bad actors travel through that place throughout recorded history.. It’S an important places, the place where we thought we could convince all the leaders of Afghan president ghani and his team as well as the Taliban. We could convince them to begin to head in the direction that would create a better conditions, better conditions on the ground in Afghanistan. Only for the Afghans, but better security for the American people, swap why the president was go down that direction you sing, George, is willing To take some risks to do that, and he was prepared to do that in this case as well until the Afghans excuse me until the Taliban made this terrible decision. Georgia. Predicted all along as if we stayed in the Iran nuclear deal that we were guaranteeing the Ayatollah pathway towards a nuclear weapon system. It’S why we broke away from the deal. It’S why we’ve now made a Ron’s economy a shambles. We think there Tamika shrink as much as 10 or 12 % into your head. That’S important. It is important because it denies their capacity to build out nuclear weapon systems. It denies the capability to work on their missile program it around the world priest under the jcpoa. George, the math is really very playing and now Hezbollah struggling for resources that she, a malicious and rock same thing. This is this: is the mission set that we’re engaged in? We wanted to go see. President Trump says he would meet with President Rouhani with nope conditions. Who said that repeatedly, we know how this must end. We don’t want violence, we don’t want war with Iran. What we want is that revolutionary regime to stop its efforts around the world, to put his re-arrest to put the American people at risk and deliver National Security for the American people.. The outcome we’re looking for a ride, will never have a nuclear weapon on President Trump’s watch his country. Since the Hanoi Summit, North Korea continues to test missiles. Us intelligence has concluded that they continue to add to their stockpile of nuclear weapons. Fuel as well. Are you concerned at all is stringing President Trump along. We took office with nuclear tests being conducted a long-range missile test being conducted with all to Greater frequency. President Trump and my team have been working to deliver on the promises that were made in Singapore back in June of that year. Before we, we know, chairman Kim, has continued to make the commitment to denuclearize we’re hopeful that in the coming days, or perhaps weeks, will be back at the negotiating table with them and that’s the best. the best outcome for the North Korean people. President Trump has made a commitment to their security and economic Prosperity. We know that we can turn around that economy. The mission said, however, is to make sure that nuclear weapons inside of North Korea that have existed there for play longtime Georgia served and administration. I wear that nuclear stockpile grew as well. We have to make sure that you make him honor the commitment that he made to President Trump. You know, I think President Trump will be very disappointed if Jeremy Kim doesn’t return to the negotiating table or conducts missile tests that are inconsistent with the agreement that they made with the two of them were together these three times as well, in the short-term ballistic missile Test are improving their program, aren’t they and isn’t that a violation of un Security Council resolutions violated that it’s not that weed on all West weren’t weren’t disappointed that he’s continuing to conduct a short-range a test. We wish that he would stop that. Our mission set of the state Department’s very clear to get back to the table to present a mechanism by which we can deliver with George, what I know you share my give up a full, completely denuclearize and verified denuclearized North Korea, tactical it’s what we continue to Work on percent it next year. If President Trump asked you to run, will you it was late to be able to go back home and do that. I’Ve said this repeatedly long. Has President Trump wants me to be a secretary of state. I will do what I’ve been doing for the last goodness. Almost a year-and-a-half now focus on trying to deliver security for the American people. It’S my mission everyday thanks for joining us to George over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to. I love the ABC News, app for breaking news alerts, thanks for watching
George Stephanopoulos interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on “This Week.”

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