Kabul reacted to the latest remarks of President Donald Trump in which he had claimed that Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth should he implement plans to win the war.
Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said Afghanistan will remain in the scene of the world politics with strength and glory.
Sediqi further added that the government of Afghanistan has sought explanation through diplomatic channels regarding the remarks of President Trump, considering the comprehensive bilateral ties between the two nations.
Trump made the remarks during a press conference with the visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He said “I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone. It would be over in — literally, in 10 days. And I don’t want to do — I don’t want to go that route.”
However, he said “So we’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen, because basically we’re policemen right now. And we’re not supposed to be policemen. We’ve been there — we’ve been there for 19 years, in Afghanistan. It’s ridiculous.”
He also added “And I think Pakistan helps us with that because we don’t want to stay as policemen. But if we wanted to, we could win that war. I have a plan that would win that war in a very short period of time. You understand that better than anybody.”