US top diplomat Blinken visits Qatar in wake of Taliban takeover

08 September 2021 10:51 AM
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  • US top diplomat Blinken visits Qatar in wake of Taliban takeover

Secretary of State Blinken says ‘no country has done more than Qatar’ during the US military withdrawal and civilian exodus from Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have met with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and other top Qatari officials in Doha for talks on Afghanistan – shortly after the Taliban claimed to have taken full control of the country.

Blinken and Austin are the most senior US officials to visit the Gulf since the Taliban’s lightning seizure of Afghanistan in August.


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