A U.S. Senator has said that the U.S. troops withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to ‘another 9/11’.
Speaking to chief intelligence correspondent of Fox News Catherine Herridge on Saturday, Senator Lindsey Graham said the United States cannot ‘outsource’ the U.S. national security to Taliban.
Senator Graham further added “If we left tomorrow, the Taliban cannot be trusted to take care of ISIS and Al Qaeda.”
He also added “They don’t have the capability. So when you ask our intelligence community…what would happen to America if we withdrew all of our forces. They tell us without any hesitation it would lead to another 9/11 in a matter of time.”
In response to a question regarding the timeframe for such a situation, Senator Graham said it would be “years not decades.”
This comes as the U.S. and Taliban representatives are engaged in comprehensive peace talks in Qatari capital of Doha to find a political solution to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Counter-terrorism assurances, ceasefire, intra-Afghan dialogue and U.S. troops withdrawal are among the 4 key topics the two sides have held extensive talks for the past several months.