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Afghanistan seeks Russia’s aid while Russia defends Pakistan against Trump’s accusations

Russia joins China in condemning US statements against Pakistan while Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Russia says ‘NO’ to US involvement in his country.

Afghanistan’s official Ambassador to Russia, Abdul Qayyum Kochai has stated that he welcomes Russia’s role in mediating a diplomatic peace process in his country.

Abdul Qayyum Kochai said,

“We would like Russia to help the Afghans as well in order to achieve safety and peace in Afghanistan … We want the relations with Russia to be very good, despite the fact that there have been some problems throughout history”.

The Ambassador further condemned the American role in the country which is putitively in aid of the governing. About this he stated,

“We wanted the US troops and troops of other Western countries, which have close relations with Afghanistan, to leave Afghanistan long ago. We have now very powerful troops. They fight against terrorism, against Taliban, against Daesh. We can do this”.

This comes as Moscow’s Presidential Envoy to Kabul offered a robust defence of Pakistan’s record against terrorism and the important role Islamabad has played in its attempts to bring stability to Afghanistan.

Envoy Zamir Kabulov said,

“Putting pressure (on Pakistan) may seriously destabilise the region-wide security situation and result in negative consequences for Afghanistan”.

Russia has continually called for dialogue between the government in Kabul and moderate rebels within various prominent Taliban factions. Moscow insists that a ceasefire combined with intense dialogue is the only way to bring stability to Afghanistan while creating a united front against ISIS which is opposed by both the government in Kabul, the Taliban and the majority of non-aligned Pashtun militants.

China, Russia and elements of the Afghan government are united in their opposition to Donald Trump’s troop surge and his provocative statements about South Asia.

As I recently wrote in The Duran:

“China is all too aware that The United States is isolated in the region in respect of a peace process. Iran is increasingly seeing things along the same lines as Russia and China and in any case, the chances of Donald Trump working with Iran anywhere are nil. The lone exception to this pattern of isolation is India. Under Modi, New Delhi may use Trump’s offer to try and upset the status quo of the region in which all of the key powers are increasingly cooperating with China’s One Belt–One Road project, India being the lone country which under Modi is increasingly hellbent on antagonising China at every opportunity.

With this in mind, China has issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump talked about close US-Indian relations, we are glad to see the development of normal and friendly relations between these countries if these relations do not harm other countries’ interests and create positive conditions for regional development”.

China’s position is clear, India is welcome in Afghanistan as such a thing is not up to China in any case and Beijing is comfortable with this reality of international law. What China is not comfortably with is India’s presence in Afghanistan acting as a force which could impede the progress of important projects with Pakistan, namely the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The statement above makes this known implicitly.

In a worst case scenario, India could disrupt a peace process involving dialogue with the Taliban that could distract Pakistan from its long term goals in China. However, Pakistan under its current leadership would appear to be steadfast in its commitments to China. Distractions won’t work as well as they would have done even 10 years ago”.

READ MORE: China tells Trump not to allow India to interfere in regional interests.

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seby
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seby

Afghanis love Russians!

They hate warmongering and bomb happy Americans and their drug lord mates.

Peter Hallam
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Peter Hallam

The Afghani government in the 70’s actually INVITED the Russian’s in. It all went pear shaped when the U.$. took exception to this and decided that Afghanistan didn’t belong to the Afghani’s but belonged to the U.$.

michael houston
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michael houston

Manpads for Afghans……!!!!!!

Shahna
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Poor America – everytime Trump opens his mouth he turns into a bigger asshole.
Soon he’ll fit the whole country inside……

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Trump is the ROGUE PRESIDENT of a ROGUE STATE…

That is fast becoming a MILITARY JUNTA…

Peter Hallam
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Peter Hallam

I don’t think Trump is Rogue. He wasn’t endorsed by the Establishment and wasn’t who they chose. He was chosen by the American people with a resounding majority (even when considering the vote rigging by the DNC and Democrats.) As a result of him gaining office, he has been subjected to a horrific amount of lies, manipulation, brainwashing, blackmailing and blatant threats. No other U.$. President in history has been the target of such wide ranging vilification and abuse by the “Establishment.” His intentions WERE good. I listened to his speech. His heart WAS in the right place. But THEY… Read more »

Voltaire
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Voltaire

I understand your point of view…

BUT Americans must take responsibility for the criminal actions of their Government…

And, if necessary, take up arms against the said government if you think that it no longer represents you

After all, the USA was founded by a revolt against an abusive government….

Peter Hallam
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Peter Hallam

Yes. Americans MUST take responsibility for what is going on. That is one of the ‘tricks’ of the DeepState. They ‘steal’ legitimacy in the form of co-opeted Democracy; stealing the pretext that they are allowed to do what they do because they ‘pretending’ to represent the people. Dubya Bush said “The Iraqi’s are responsible for what is happening because the ‘let’ Saddam stay there.” So effectively Bush absolved himself and the U.$. Military of any responsibility for the atrocities they committed by impaling that Saddam was supported by the people of Iraq. What a FARCE. Saddam was the CIA’s and… Read more »

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Well said… It is too easy for Americans to say here, for example, that they cannot do anything because the Deep State runs the country… The Deep State/generals/Goldman Sachs only gets away with running the US because of all these moaning wet and irresponsible Americans who haven not got the cojones or the determination to go out and do something about it…. If they all got onto the social media, for instannce,and wrote to their Senators etc concerning all the illegal US foreign wars and war crimes, there is a good chance they would stop (remember the hundreds of thousands… Read more »

lickeyleaks
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lickeyleaks

US must be earning the reputation of the most miss-trusted country in the world and dragging others down to its depths of depravity is cruel on them.

colum
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colum

Wrong headline. Trump is a non-entity in foreign (or any) affairs. Please read, “against White House’s accusations”.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

I just found a beautiful description of OBOR politics. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960605000792 “Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance—instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole. “An entangled system is defined to be one whose quantum state cannot be factored as a product of states of its local constituents; that is to say, they are not individual particles but… Read more »

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