NATO refuses to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
Published: 09:30 PM, 9 October 2020
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has rejected US President Donald Trump's Trump announcement on Twitter on Wednesday saying that he was going to bring all US troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas.
NATO Secretary General remarked that the military alliance will end its mission in Afghanistan only when conditions on the ground permit.
The agency's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said the withdrawal would be based on a joint decision, not a single decision.
"We decided to go into Afghanistan together, we will make decisions on future adjustments together, and when the time is right, we will leave together," Stoltenberg said at a news conference.
After the so-called terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the United States launched a military offensive in Afghanistan with the aim of overthrowing the Taliban government. At that time, other members of the NATO alliance also followed in the footsteps of the US forces and deployed troops in Afghanistan.