Friday, February 3, 2023

‘US Can’t Afford Costs of Fresh War in Afghanistan’

A senior Iranian lawmaker says America’s military buildup in Afghanistan will stoke tensions and disputes inside the United States as the country cannot afford to pay the costs of a new war.

Senior Iranian parliamentarian Hossein Naqavi Hosseini has weighed in on the consequences of the US enhanced military presence in Afghanistan.

“A US military buildup in Afghanistan will fuel tensions and disputes inside the United States because the US cannot afford to pay the heavy price for another war,” said Naqavi Hosseini, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

“An increase in the number of US troops in Afghanistan will have repercussions for the regional countries and stoke terrorist violence,” the MP noted, according to a Farsi report by ICANA.

He said US President Donald Trump has come down with “paradoxes” which will be problematic for the US and the president himself.

“In the 2016 US elections, Trump had claimed that the US shouldn’t suffer the expenses of war and lose more troops in US wars overseas anymore, but today he seeks to expand Washington’s military presence in Afghanistan.”

“Today, we are witnessing that Trump is challenging Obama’s policies. Trump asks why the US should not have a military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a clear sign of the US president’s paradox.”

“Paradoxes in Trump’s foreign policy is something which has more extensive dimensions inside the US,” the legislator said.

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