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Afghanistan/USA/China – Afghan party leader enumerates bloody and depraved legacies of US withdrawal, call for bigger role of China (Global Times)

Dr. Latif Pedram, leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Afghanistan and a former Member of Parliament Photo: Courtesy of Pedram

Dr. Latif Pedram, leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Afghanistan and a former Member of Parliament Photo: Courtesy of Pedram

Zhao Juecheng and Hu Yuwei

The situation in Afghanistan has entered a crucial phase after the US pulled out most of its forces and peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government remain at an impasse. As the deadline of August 31 for the full withdrawal of US troops draws closer, the “withdrawal of US troops has not ended the 20-year war in Afghanistan but only ended the longest war in the history of American hegemonic and occupying wars,” Dr. Latif Pedram, leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Afghanistan and former Member of Parliament, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

Afghan party leader enumerates bloody and depraved legacies of US withdrawal, call for bigger role of China – Global Times