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Afghanistan: US 'couldn't wipe out a few Taliban' - Afghans respond to Trump

0 23.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Vehicles, Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province
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SOT, Ajmal Omar, Member of Nangarhar Provincial Council (Pashto): "We strongly condemn US President Donald Trump's statement when he said, 'I can wipe Afghanistan off the face of the earth'."
M/S Residents *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Yaqoob Khan, Jalalabad resident (Pashto): "The question is, what the US has done for Afghanistan since 2001? The war is still ongoing here. There were no damages and casualties before 2001, but now the number of militants increased in our country. Our people face many problems. At the time, our people accepted the US in Afghanistan, because we thought the US would help us and end the war in the country, but now Afghanistan is going towards the bloody war."
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SOT, Yaqoob Khan, Jalalabad resident (Pashto): "If the Americans want to repeat a statement like this, the Afghan people and the international community will stand up against them, because these kind of statements are against international law."
M/S Vendor *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Haroon, Jalalabad resident (Pashto): "These kind of statements against Afghanistan is Trump's big mistake. They should not make this mistake, because Afghanistan is an independent Islamic country."
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SOT, Azatullah, Jalalabad resident (Pashto): "American couldn't wipe out a few Taliban militants here, but now they say 'we can wipe Afghanistan off the face of the Earth'. The 18-year-old US mission failed in Afghanistan, and it will fail in the future because their policy is not good."
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SCRIPT
Jalalabad residents reacted to US President Donald Trump's statement, in which he claimed that Afghanistan would be "wiped off the face of the Earth" if he wanted to win the war in the country, footage from Tuesday shows.
Member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council Ajmal Omar said, "We strongly condemn US President Donald Trump's statement when he said, 'I can wipe Afghanistan off the face of the earth'."
Jalalabad resident Haroon argued that Trump's statement was "a big mistake."
Another Jalalabad resident Yaqoob Khan stressed that such statements "are against international law," noting that "If Americans want to repeat a statement like this, the Afghan people and the international community will stand up against them."
Azatullah, another resident from Jalalabad, said, "Americans couldn't wipe out a few Taliban militants here, but now they say 'we can wipe Afghanistan off the face of the earth'. The 18-year-old US mission failed in Afghanistan, and it will fail in the future because their policy is not good."
On Monday, Trump held a joint press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington DC At the press conference, the US president said, "I don't want to kill 10 million people. 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."