U.S. should recognise failure of strategy on Afghanistan – Ex-President Karzai


Moscow – The U.S. should recognise the failure of its strategy on Afghanistan, and stop focusing on the continuation of war and rivalries instead of bringing peace to the country, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said.

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED NATIONS : US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC) Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil during a meeting at the United Nations North Lawn Building September 20, 2011 at the United Nations. AFP PHOTO

He told Sputnik in an interview: “”If earlier, when Russia and other neighbouring states supported the U.S. anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan, the U.S. presence was beneficial for our country, now we are dealing with more an more negative consequences of this presence.

“[Later] Russia became doubtless about the US true intentions and its readiness to confront terrorism.

“So Russia is…

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