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Trump’s New Policy Depends on Afghan People: US Ex-Official

(Last Updated On: December 13, 2016)

mr-donald-newman-mp4_snapshot_00-02_2016-12-13_19-14-57US former ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald Newman has said that Donald Trump’s policy toward Afghanistan depends on Afghan people and Afghan leaders.

“I think this is a time when policies are going to be under review. If Afghanistan, all the leaders fighting with each other and the government doesn’t work, then Mr. Trump may say this is too hard,  if the government begins to work, if the army is fighting, then it is so much easier case. So this is a time when what Afghans do is going to make a difference to what America does I believe,” said Ronald Newman, US former ambassador to Afghanistan.

Newman also noted that Pakistan is still supporting Taliban and the group is looking forward for the withdrawal of international forces.

“Taliban is fighting hard, and Afghan forces are also doing very well. we know that Pakistan supports Taliban. If US forces withdraw, Afghanistan would be in trouble,” Newman added.

After 15 years from the presence of foreign countries and their support, Afghanistan is still a crisis country and needs political and economic supports.

Reported by Nazira Karimi from Washington D.C

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