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Afghanistan Situation “Still Fragile”: Khalilzad

Afghanistan Situation “Still Fragile”: Khalilzad

KABUL - The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse and if the US assistances would not continue to Afghan government, Afghanistan will face a major crisis, said United States former ambassador to Afghanistan Zulmay Khalilzad said.

US former ambassador for Afghanistan, Zulmay Khalilzad in an interview with Ariananews said he considers Afghanistan situation is still fragile; citing in some cases there are risks of deterioration.

“If US assistances would not continue to Afghanistan, the country would fail to grapple with these challenges,” said Zulmay Khalilzad.

Khalilzad declared that Pakistan is the main factor for Afghanistan’s challenges and attempts to dominate Afghanistan with high costs.

“The United States also wants to change Pakistan’s policy against Afghanistan but does not have enough influence on Pakistan,” noted Khalilzad.

He emphasized that since the formation of National Unity Government the situation got worse and Afghans’ hope reduced for future.

“With the formation of National Unity Government the security and economic situation deteriorate. further steps must be taken to solve these challenges,” added Khalilzad. (ATN)