Afghanistan Responds to Trump’s Statement of ‘Recapturing’ Bagram Airfield

Mon Nov 20 2023
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KABUL: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has responded to former US President Donald Trump’s statement regarding the United States regaining control of Bagram Airfield. The IEA spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, dismissed Trump’s words, emphasizing that Trump holds no current political power, and his statements are not subject to discussion.

Mujahid asserted that Afghanistan will not be allowed to once again become a battleground for competition between regional and world powers. He pointed out that Trump, being an ordinary person at present, does not hold any political position that warrants extensive consideration of his speeches.

“Trump is now an ordinary person; he is not yet in any political side for us to discuss much about his speeches. But in general, we will never allow Afghanistan to be the field of competition between countries, and we will not allow this to anyone,” stated Mujahid.

IEA Rejects Military Presence of Any Country in Afghanistan

He underscored that the military presence of any country in Afghanistan is unacceptable, expressing the IEA’s commitment to ensuring Afghanistan’s interactions with all countries remain moderate and normal.

In a speech to a crowd in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Saturday, Donald Trump mentioned that if he was re-elected in 2024, he would consider doing a trade deal with the Taliban (Islamic Emirate) to regain control of Bagram Airfield for monitoring China.

However, political analysts view Trump’s statement as part of a campaign strategy for the upcoming US elections. One analyst commented, “Trump’s statement that he wants to take Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and build a military base is just a campaign and election issue.”

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