This file photo taken on December 22, 2017 shows US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaking after voting on new sanctions against North Korea during a Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR
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Returning from a U.N. Security Council visit to Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Wednesday stressed the Kabul government wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan.Haley joined the 14 other council envoys for talks with top Afghan leaders in Kabul at the weekend as the government considers holding peace talks with the Taliban to end decades of insurgency.Pakistan has long been accused of supporting the Taliban and various militant groups in Afghanistan -- charges it denies.U.S. officials believe that Pakistan's intelligence agency and military have long helped fund and arm the Taliban to counter rising Indian influence in Afghanistan, whose government is backed by the U.S.
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