Today: Thursday, 2 February 2023 year

The former president of Afghanistan blamed the United States for what happened in the country.

The former president of Afghanistan blamed the United States for what happened in the country.

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the United States is to blame for what happened in the country.

“The war in Afghanistan was not our war. I was not a partner of the United States in this war against Afghan towns and homes. I have changed since I realized that the war waged under the banner of victory over terrorism is actually being people,” he said.


Karzai added that it was for this reason that he called the Taliban government “brothers”, although, as the newspaper notes, the Taliban have always considered Karzai an enemy.
According to the ex-president, Afghanistan might not have disintegrated if his successor, Ashraf Ghani, had not left the country.

“The state would not have collapsed. Ghani’s departure was the collapse of everything,” he said.


In early August 2021, the Taliban stepped up their offensive against the Afghan government forces, on August 15 they entered Kabul and the next day declared that the war was over.

Ashraf Ghani, then president of Afghanistan, said he left the country “to prevent a massacre.” On the night of August 31, the US military left the Kabul airport, ending nearly 20 years of US military presence in Afghanistan. In early September, the composition of the interim government of Afghanistan was announced, which was headed by Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who served as foreign minister during the first Taliban rule and has been under UN sanctions since 2001.