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Murphy calls for Senate hearing on Taliban deal

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOcasio-Cortez knocks Pence: 'Utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response' Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response Schumer: Trump coronavirus response marked by 'towering and dangerous incompetence' MORE (D-Conn.) sent a statement Saturday requesting the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hold a hearing regarding the Taliban deal the U.S. signed Saturday. 

The deal, signed by U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban’s political chief, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, seeks to end America’s longest war.

The U.S. agreed to begin the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, and in return, the Taliban said it will not house terrorists with intentions of attacking the United States on Afghan soil. 

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Murphy said the deal should have been reached with approval from Congress. 

“This is the longest war in our country’s history, and that’s exactly why Congress must be consulted before any final agreement is reached,” he said. “That’s why I am requesting Ambassador Khalilzad come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the coming weeks.”

The agreement would incrementally reduce the number of United States troops in Afghanistan from 12,000 now to 8,600 in 135 days. The remaining troops will continue to fight terrorist groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMSNBC's Chris Matthews confuses South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate with GOP's Tim Scott Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally  The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Facebook — Washington, Wall Street on edge about coronavirus MORE (R-S.C.), who is also on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement Saturday that he was skeptical the Taliban would uphold its end of the deal but praised the administration’s move to phase out troops from the region. 

Murphy said the deal is a “step in the right direction” and shared many of Graham’s sentiments with regard to reducing violence in the country.

“The war in Afghanistan has gone on for too long, and the U.S.-Taliban deal to set the stage for dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government is a step in the right direction,” Murphy said. “It’s critical that women and minorities are brought to the table in the coming negotiations and that the Taliban continues to adhere to the reduction of violence.”

إخلاء المسؤولية إن صدى العرب يعمل بطريقة آلية دون تدخل بشري،ولذلك فإن جميع المقالات والاخبار والتعليقات
المنشوره في الموقع مسؤولية أصحابها وإداره الموقع لا تتحمل أي مسؤولية أدبية او قانونية عن محتوى الموقع.
"جميع الحقوق محفوظة لأصحابها"

نشكر كل متابعينا ونعدكم دائما بتقديم كل ما هو افضل . Murphy calls for Senate hearing on Taliban deal . ونقل الاخبار من كافة المصادر الاخبارية وتسهيل قراءتها لكم . .
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