Afghanistan seeks clarification on Donald Trump’s comment “I could wipe them off”

Kabul | Afghanistan on Tuesday sought clarification for US President Donald Trump’s statements which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million people.

“The Afghan nation has not and will never allow any foreign power to determine its fate,” the presidential palace said in a statement.

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“While the Afghan government supports the U.S. efforts for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, the government underscores that foreign heads of state cannot determine Afghanistan’s fate in absence of the Afghan leadership,” it said.

They called for clarifications on his statements via diplomatic means and manners.

“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people,” Trump told reporters at the White House where he was hosting a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“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,” he said.

“It would be over in — literally, in 10 days. And I don’t want to do — I don’t want to go that route.”

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