Ahmadinejad Demands US Occupation Pullout of Afghanistan

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed Monday the United States, demanding it “to pull out of Afghanistan as soon as possible”.

In a statement he made during “the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan”, Ahmadinejad said that “the source of problems in Afghanistan is the presence of the NATO forces, especially the US ones.”

He added, before regional leaders as well as a US delegation headed by Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake, who left the conference room during Ahmadinejad’s statement, that “the US could no longer impose its policies on the world”.

The Iranian president pointed out that the US forces have entered Afghanistan in order to impose a strategic siege on the region, saying: “They have entered Afghanistan to fight terrorism; and today, under the same slogan, they are besieging Russia, India, and China.”

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