U.S. Has No Strategy for Dealing With Problems of Afghanistan: Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova in her briefing in Moscow said the United States has no strategy to deal the problems in Afghanistan.

“They still have no strategy for dealing with the problems of Afghanistan or for stabilizing the country and the region, which they invaded resolutely with a UN Security Council mandate but have not yet reported on its achievements there even once,” said Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.

Russian Spokesperson noted keep increasing, cutting and redeploying troops is unacceptable in international affairs.

” Washington has changed its Afghanistan strategy many times over the past few years, even during the term of one administration. First they said they would pull out of Afghanistan, and then they announced that the troops would remain. They keep increasing, cutting and redeploying troops. I believe this is completely unacceptable in current international affairs,” She said.

Zakharova further added that this Washington policy would follow undesirable results.

“This is the problem with not just the current administration, which has not yet formulated a foreign policy concept for various parts of the world. The previous US administration also used this tactic, or its absence, and the tendency has been growing stronger over the past few years. We consider this approach to be counterproductive,” Zakharova added.

U.S. President Donald Trump has recently given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan and the secretary will announce it in the upcoming days.

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