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Kabul seeks clarification of Trump’s war remarks

Kabul seeks clarification of Trump’s war remarks

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Jul 23, 2019 - 12:20

KBAUL (Pajhwok) Kabulinfo-icon on Tuesday asked for a clarification of US President Donald Trump’s statement that he could win the war in Afghanistaninfo-icon within a week.

If the US wanted to quickly end the Afghan conflict, it could do so in a week, Trump told a White House news conference on Monday.

But the American leader hastened to explain that such an option would result in the deaths of millions of people.

In response, the Presidential Palace in Kabul reminded Trump that Afghanistan had been able to overcome countless crises in the course of history.

“The Afghan nation hasn’t allowed any foreign power to determine its fate,” a statement from President Ashraf Ghani’s office said.

“Our cooperation and partnership with the worldinfo-icon, particularly with the US, is grounded in common interests and mutual respect,” it added.

While supporting US efforts for peace, the government in Kabul believes foreign heads of state cannot determine the fate of the war-hit country. in the absence of Afghan leadership.

“Given the multifaceted relationship we have with the US, the government of Afghanistan calls for a clarification of Trump’s statements via diplomatic channels.

“The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will keep the Afghan public posted on the issue,” the statement concluded.

sa/mud

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