Numerous countries helped the Taliban achieve their victory, including Pakistan, Qatar and, to some extent, Iran (Source: Twitter)
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Left to right: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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6th Israel-Cyprus-Greece trilateral in Jerusalem, March 2019 (Right to Left: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades; Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu; former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras)
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