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Publish Date: 9:24 - 16 February 2020
Tehran 16 February _Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was assured of the US support for the country after a Washington-Taliban deal, a report says citing an Afghan source close to the negotiations.

Ghani assured of US support after Washington-Taliban deal: ReportTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_"We guarantee you if they [Taliban] break [terms of deal] US will have enough lethal power to destroy them, we are with the Afghan now and we will be with Afghanistan forever," the source reportedly said after US officials met with Ghani and his team during the Munich Security conference in Germany. 

The comment came as the US was allegedly getting ahead in talks with Taliban militants in the war-ravaged country.

Earlier in the day, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed a similar sentiment.

"We are not leaving Afghanistan ... NATO has said, the US has said, we are prepared to adjust our presence if the Taliban demonstrates real will and capability to reduce violence," Stoltenberg said during his address at the Munich Security Conference. "The aim of our presence in Afghanistan is to send the message to the Taliban that they will never win on the battlefield, but they have to sit down and make real compromises around the negotiating table."

Stoltenberg further added that "at some stage the Afghans have to be in charge, fully, of their future."

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