Monday, September 11, 2017

Top General: Iran Working To Sabotage Trump’s Afghan Surge

Iran is providing military equipment and other support to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, Afghan Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Sharif Yaftali told BBC News.
Yaftali’s comments were quickly walked back by his superiors at the Afghan Ministry of Defense who issued a statement saying he was “misquoted.” U.S. and Afghan officials, however, believe that Iran is quietly ramping up its covert efforts in Afghanistan in order to destablize the country and keep the U.S. bogged down in its longest war.
Iran’s surge in support for the Taliban coincides with the Trump administration’s decision to extend the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has signed off on the deployment of thousands more troops to the country, and President Donald Trump has pledged that the U.S. will not leave until adequate “conditions” have been met.
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