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US President Biden’s Afghan withdrawal meets criticism and support

US President Biden’s Afghan withdrawal meets criticism and support

Washington, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw remaining US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 has been met with both criticism and support from the within the region and the US government.
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In the opinion of those who oppose president’s plan, Washington is abandoning Afghan government and strengthening terrorists.

We will help our enemies to celebrate the 20th anniversary of September 11 attacks by wrapping up Afghanistan as a present, Mitch McConnell said.

On the other hand, US intelligence authorities assured that the Taliban have confidence in being able to achieve a military victory, and that international criminal groups based in Afghanistan are not a significant threat to the United States after years of sustained pressure.

On Wednesday, as a senior official who requested anonymity announced 24 hours earlier, Biden stated -in a speech at the White House- that it is time to end the longest warfare of the United States in nearly two decades.

Biden stressed he will respond with all tools at his disposal to any attack by the Taliban, who urged Washington to leave Afghanistan before last agreed date as promised by Donald Trump.

The US president also commented that this war, with almost 2,500 US dead soldiers, managed to prevent Afghanistan from being used as a base to attack the United States once again.

We achieved that goal, we said we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if necessary and that was exactly what we did, Biden added.

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