Written by: Ria Novosti
October 22, 2011
In case of war between Pakistan and the U.S., or any other country, Kabul will support Islamabad, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday.
“If, Lord forbid, a war begins between Pakistan and the USA, Afghanistan will be on the side of Pakistan,” Karzai said in an interview to Pakistani television channel.
Karzai added that no other state, including China, India or the U.S., could ever set Afghan people against Pakistan, but also mentioned the difficulties in relations between the two countries.
He asked Pakistan to give up the actions harmful for Afghanistan.
Tensions between the two neighboring countries started after Burhanuddin Rabbani, who headed the Afghan High Peace Council, was killed in a suicide blast at his house and assassination attempt on Karzai. According to Kabul, Taliban-backed Haqqani militant network which is associated with Pakistani secret services is implicated in both of the crimes.
Afghan authorities are also unhappy with artillery bombardment of Pakistan army on the territory of Afghanistan aimed at destroying Taliban militant extremists as in many cases civilians die too.