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Kerry warned feuding Afghans 'there would be consequences'
Kerry warned feuding Afghans 'there would be consequences'

The agreement to form a unity government in Afghanistan was forged after a pivotal meeting last week in which Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned that failure to reach a deal would put American support for the country at risk. After three months of trying to bring together Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Kerry last Wednesday addressed a meeting of Abdullah’s 30-member leadership team through a phone link from the State Department to Kabul. His message, aimed especially at Abdullah’s most militant supporters, was that the deal on the table “was the best deal they were going to get, and that there would be consequences for...

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