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Americans were never clear about what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

New Delhi: Criticizing the United States in a 20-year war in Afghanistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Washington had no clear purpose in a war-torn country, the news reported.

In an interview with Dr. Eric Lee, head of the advisory board at Fudan University’s China Institute, Khan said the U.S. mission in Afghanistan should have ended after killing former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Stated.

“So no American knew what they were doing after that.”

“Anyone who understood the history of Afghanistan would never have done what the Americans did,” he added.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister said he was opposed to a military solution to Afghanistan from day one.

“They (Americans) were never clear about what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan. Was it nation-building, democracy, or the liberation of Afghan women? There was no purpose, “Khan added.

He added that if the purpose of the mission is unclear, it will ultimately lead to a “failure,” as in the case of the US invasion of Afghanistan for a “war on terrorism.”

Imran Khan said the entire US mission was based on “wrong assumptions.” But now he said Americans couldn’t distinguish the Taliban from the general public, thus putting the country in a potential humanitarian crisis.

“If there is turmoil in Afghanistan and the Taliban government is weakened, it cannot undertake international terrorist organizations,” he said.

https://www.siasat.com/americans-were-never-clear-on-what-they-were-trying-to-achieve-in-afghanistan-imran-khan-2273586/ Americans were never clear about what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

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