Srinagar: The Afghan Taliban called on US president-elect Donald Trump today to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, saying the war had “failed” and had harmed the US “both militarily and economically”, media reports said.
“Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations,” a Taliban statement in reaction to Trump’s election win was quoted by the media.
“Most importantly they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan,” the statement added.
President Barack Obama had announced in July this year that 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still “precarious” security situation in the war-ravaged country, media agencies reported.
Donald Trump stunned America and the world today, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States.
Trump secured at least 290 electoral votes, securing more than the 270 he needed to succeed Barack Obama, the American media reported.