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U.S. confirms drawing down to ‘core diplomatic presence’ in Kabul – Metro US

U.S. confirms drawing down to ‘core diplomatic presence’ in Kabul

The U.S. flag is reflected on the windows of the
The U.S. flag is reflected on the windows of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday the United States is reducing its civilian footprint to a “core diplomatic presence” in Kabul in light of the security situation in Afghanistan.

“Our embassy remains open and our diplomatic mission will endure,” Price said at a regular news briefing. He said the embassy remains open at its current location, when asked about reports that the embassy might be relocated.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Simon Lewis, Arshad Mohammed and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese)

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