Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday denounced the human rights violations committed by the United States in Afghanistan during its 20-year occupation, denouncing the damage to security, stability and peace caused by the American presence all over the world.
“Taking into account the number of women and children who have been killed, injured or maimed in Afghanistan over the years, we will see the extent of the silent disaster that has unfolded in that country,” said Mr. Raïssi during a government meeting, quoted by the official website of the Iranian presidency.
The presence of the United States in different parts of the world “has never been a generator of peace, but always harmful for security, stability, and peace,” he added.
Instead of being accountable to world public opinion, Washington is now installing a negative atmosphere around other countries by “fabricating different excuses,” President Raïssi said.
The head of the Central Command of the United States, Kenneth McKenzie, announced at a press conference Monday the end of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, after nearly 20 years of presence in this Asian country.
The armed forces led by the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of searching for Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind of the terrorist attacks of September 11.
Over the past two decades, US-led operations on Afghan soil have killed more than 30,000 and injured over 60,000 civilians and generated more than 11 million refugees.