Karzai statements out of line

  • 2013-10-10
  • From wire reports

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet considers the statement by Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, that the international mission in Afghanistan has not yielded results, as incomprehensible, reports Public Broadcasting.

Karzai told BBC on Oct. 8 that the NATO mission in Afghanistan has caused a lot of suffering, but has not yielded results.
Paet told the national radio that Karzai’s statement is not acceptable. “If we remember what situation the state was in before the international mission there started, and if we remember what support international forces have given Karzai over these years, then such a statement is completely incomprehensible,” said Paet.

He added that Karzai’s statement can be explained with the atmosphere of upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan and the fact that the state is thinking about the situation that follows the presidential elections. “But such statements about the international forces, the contribution of the international community in Afghanistan are not acceptable,” said Paet.