Afghanistan will not sit silent, but use its internal, regional and international power in response to Pakistan’s actions, warns MoFA.
Kabul Will Use 'All Means' To End Pakistani Missile Attacks
Kabul will use all its power in response to Pakistan if it did not stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan soil, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) warned on Sunday.
“We hope that Pakistan stops the attacks and that the relationship between the two countries will return to normal. If not, Afghanistan will not sit silent, but will use its internal, regional and international power in response to Pakistan’s actions,” Faramarz Tamana, Director of Strategic Studies at Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
President Ashraf Ghani said earlier that Afghanistan and Pakistan should unite against terrorism and not to differentiate among terrorists. “As long as we divide terrorists into good and bad terrorists, we will lose. If we do not differentiate among terrorists and mobilize our forces, we can eliminate terrorism,” Ghani said.
In its reaction to the Pakistani attacks, the CEO’s office said Afghanistan’s national interests are a priority of its foreign policy.
“Afghanistan’s national interests are the most important thing for our people. We will act and go ahead based on our national interests,” Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesman of CEO said.
Analysts meanwhile criticized Afghanistan foreign policy and said the Afghan government usually takes immediate decisions and does not study issues deeply or consider all dimensions.
“We suffer from Pakistan and rely on India. Currently that good relationship with India does not benefit us. So this policy is not good. Also, we know that Iran interferes in our internal affairs, so if we end our relationships with Iran because of America it would also not be a good politics,” Entizar Khadim, a political analyst said.
In recent years Kabul-Islamabad relationships have repeatedly deteriorated over fighting terrorists. At times Western officials supported Kabul viewpoints in this regard.
Recently a number of American analysts said in a report that if Pakistan continues supporting terrorists, Washington’s aid to Pakistan ought to be stopped and the international community should recognize Pakistan as a supporter of terrorists.