military-fuel-convoyThe US military in Afghanistan has scaled back logistics supports including fuel delivery and supply to a number of Afghan national army and Afghan police forces military units.

Afghan defense and interior ministry officials said Sunday that the step by US military has disturb the Afghan national security forces routine operations.

While speaking during the national security council meeting chaired by president Hamid Karzai, defense and interior ministry officials said that the US military in a number of caes, has stopped fuel delivery and supply, and support services to some military units.

The national security council of Afghanistan reviewed the reports presented by defense and interior ministry, and called the step by US military and NATO forces against the previous commitments by the alliance towards the Afghan security forces, the presidential palace said in a statement.

The statement also added that the members of the national security council of Afghanistan called the step by US military to halt fuel delivery and supply and support to Afghan national security forces, an act to put pressure on the government of Afghanistan to sign the bilateral security agreement.

National security council members also insisted that the bilateral security agreement between the two nations can only be signed through mutual cooperation and not through pressures, presidential palace added in its statement.

In the meantime, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement said, “There has been no stoppage in the delivery of requested fuel and we continue to process all orders as soon as they are received from the ANSF.  We remain committed to supporting our ANSF partners and will continue to do so.”

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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.