PressTV-‘US perpetuating destructive Afghan war’

The United States should cease intervening in Afghanistan and follow the policy of Iran of peaceful coexistence and independence for the Afghan people, because American activities there are perpetuating a destructive war there, an American writer and retired professor says.

Professor James Petras made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a report which says the United States is pressuring the Afghan government to ditch the thousands of free Kalashnikov assault rifles that it has received from Russia and buy American equivalents instead.

“The Americans insist that 50,000 Kalashnikov rifles with munitions that were handed over to the Afghan security forces free of charge be removed from operational use and Afghanistan buy US-made rifles and submachine guns instead,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told his country’s lawmakers Friday.

Russia has donated the weapons over the past few years, with…

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