Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on Afghans to resist the “American agenda” in Afghanistan, describing it as an attempt to create disharmony among nations.
Karzai, who has left office three years ago, is among the few prominent Afghan voices against the occupying U.S. forces.
He has strongly rejected the new Afghan strategy put forth by U.S. President Donald Trump in late August.
“The neighborhood is no longer an ally of the U.S. in their war against terror,” he said in September.
He says Afghans and regional stakeholders are against the “American agenda” in Afghanistan, which as he says is an attempt to create disharmony among nations in the region, such as India, Pakistan, Iran and china.
“If they genuinely want to fight extremism and terrorism, they cannot do it by creating rivalry here in this region. They cannot take one ally and create rivalries — that’s adding to the conflicts in Afghanistan,” he said.
Back in May, the former Afghan president said he held the U.S. responsible for the rise of ISIS in his homeland, saying the U.S. government is in cahoots with the notorious terror group it has created.
“Daesh (ISIS) is a U.S. product,” Karzai said in an exclusive interview with the US-based Fox News network published earlier this week. “Daesh -- which is clearly foreign -- emerged in 2015 during the U.S. presence.”