The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has suggested that President Trump should flex muscles at Russia and should test his power on President Putin if he wants to examine his might.

Speaking during a gathering in Kabul, Hekmatyar said President Trump should test his power on Russia’s Putin, not innocent Afghans.

This comes as President Trump said Monday that he could end the war in Afghanistan in a week but he did not want to kill 10 million.

Speaking during a press conference with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington, Trump 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.”

Meanwhile, Hekmatyar said withdrawal of foreign forces, fair and transparent elections and respecting the sovereignty of Afghanistan are the only to end the ongoing violence in the country.

Furthermore, Hekmatyar called on his supporters to leave no excuse to foreing forces to remain in Afghanistan.


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