Taliban Rejects NATO Occupation of Kabul Airport

Afghan airport, Afghan troops

Foreign forces should hold ‘no hope’ of keeping a military presence in Afghanistan after the US and NATO withdraw troops, the Taliban said Saturday, warning the security of embassies and airports would be the responsibility of Afghans.

It comes as western diplomats and military officials scramble to work out how to provide security for any future civilian presence they keep in the country.

Turkey has reportedly said it is prepared to keep troops in Afghanistan to protect Kabul airport, the main exit route for western diplomats and humanitarian workers.

“Every inch of Afghan soil, its airports and security of foreign embassies and diplomatic offices is the responsibility of the Afghans, consequently no one should hold out hope of keeping military or security presence in our country,” a statement issued by the Taliban on Saturday said.

“If anyone does make such a mistake, the Afghan people and the Islamic Emirate shall view them as occupiers and shall take a stance against them,” it added.

The United States is in the final stages of completing a military drawdown, alongside NATO forces, by September 11 — twenty years after they invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban.

The decision to end America’s longest war has raised fears that an emboldened Taliban could topple the Western-backed government in Kabul.

The possibility of keeping troops in Afghanistan is expected to be discussed during a meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels on Monday.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said last month the alliance would provide funding to help run Kabul airport and train Afghanistan’s special forces after it had left.

Turkish media later reported that Ankara was willing to maintain a presence in the country, including at the country’s main gateway, if NATO provided financial support.

The Taliban has attempted to calm foreign missions by saying they could “continue their operations as usual”, after Australia closed its embassy citing an “increasingly uncertain security environment”.

The militants have in recent weeks made territorial gains in and around the country, including in provinces close to the capital.

On Saturday, at least seven civilians were killed in two separate explosions in the city, the Interior Ministry said, the latest in a series of bombings targeting buses.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Source: AFP

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speciem libertatis
speciem libertatis
1 month ago

The United States is non-agreement capable and effectively ungovernable and any word or document signed with the US is worthless, as are any US promises. 
Biden and his Administration are the optimum example of that.
Looking at the parade of mediocrities starting from the very top of the US governing class and its “intellectual elite” one can only conclude that the system cannot produce anyone else, at least for now, and the death, in reality the murder, of the American meritocracy promises nothing good to both United States itself and the world at large.
 The US has stopped producing real statesmen’s a long time ago. All presidents were puppets but the last 4 ,including sleepy dementia Joe are great crooks but horribly educated and full of Hubris

Anyone in the US to talk to and build a dialogue in hopes of a new generation of the American political class emerging, at some point in the future, with which one can discuss serious issues of new, multipolar world, I would view this as a miracle. 

Last edited 1 month ago by speciem libertatis
Gi Joe
Gi Joe
1 month ago

The United States is non-agreement capable.

Yes because the real rulers of the slave USSA are racist supremacist Jews like the Rothchilds, Soroses, Adelsons etc., with their racist supremacist global Jewish slave empire dictatorship. Trump, Obama, Biden etc., are just dish washers, toilet cleaners etc.

One has to negotiate with those who have decision making powers. Its like expecting Bill Gates to be bound by an agreement made by a broom pushing janitor at a microsoft facility. This is negotiation for beginners.

Why Russia and China still go along with such pointless meetings with any such USSA clowns stumps me. Tell Biden, Trump and Obama and the other USSA clowns to clean some toilets while Russia Chinea Iran etc. negotiate with the actual rulers of the USSA. The same for the EU, UK, France Germany etc. or don’t negotiate at all, as agreements with toilet cleaners and dishwashers are worthless as you said.

The way Trump had his right to free speech taken away by Zuckerberg etc.while Trump was still supposed to be a president still in office proves this beyond any doubt. It was a vulgar display of Jewish power for even the most stupid Goyim to see.

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