The broadcast of his speech at the videoconference of the London International Institute for Strategic Studies was conducted on Twitter by the US Department of State.

Pompeo said he held talks in Doha with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban a few weeks ago.

“I made it clear to everyone that violence at this level cannot persist while negotiations are underway.

It won't work ... today the violence in Afghanistan is at an unacceptably high level, ”he said.

Earlier it was reported that the Afghan authorities agreed with the Taliban on procedural issues for a peaceful dialogue.

* "Taliban" - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 02.14.2003