"If America wants to leave we can't stop them, but that does not mean we will stop"; Amrullah Saleh

"If America wants to leave we can't stop them, but that does not mean we will stop"; Amrullah Saleh

Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's self-proclaimed acting vice-president, has stricken the United States of America as he said on Twitter that superpower US "decided to be mini power" after the US announced that the last of its soldier has left the war-torn country thereby ending the twenty-year-long war against Taliban.

Amrullah Saleh left Kabul after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, and made his base in Panjshir valley - the only place which has not been captured by the insurgent group. He has been fighting the Taliban from there with the help of Ahmad Massoud.

The Afghan leader posted one of his old interviews on CBS' 60 Minutes along with the tweet, in which he is discussing US' withdrawal from Afghanistan, where he said that if the US decides to leave Afghanistan they will not influence that, all they can do is to tell them of their story, remind them of their common objective, common goal and common enemy but if the Americans decide to go it will be their decision, "we are poor war-torn country, we know our limitations" he added.

He said we are very modest, we say our enemy is not defeated, America's stated goals and objectives are not met yet, their promises are not fulfilled. The morality, politics, and principles of being a superpower require them to be here, but if they decide the other way it's their decision, I can't stop them.

"But that does not mean that we will stop, we will continue because these mountains will remain forever and these rivers will flow forever, it will be great to have them but if they leave it does not mean we will cease to exist" he further asserted.


However, the US on late Monday completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, thereby ending the longest war in American history. After its hasty withdrawal, the US has also suspended its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan.

US secretary of state Antony Blinken announced that the country has now moved its diplomatic operations to Qatar. Blinken has asserted that the decision was taken considering the turbulent security situation in Afghanistan.

 He has also maintained that the US will help "every American who wants to leave Afghanistan".

In addition, Blinken has informed that the US remains committed to supporting humanitarian aid to the Afghan people through independent organizations, like United Nations agencies and NGOs.

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