After taking power in Afghanistan
"Must not be naive": ex-ambassador Bolton warns of Taliban atom weapons
After the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan, the former national security advisor in the USA, John Bolton, warned of the Taliban handle with nuclear weapons."In Afghanistan, new nuclear risks are threatened," said Bolton.
"In Afghanistan, new nuclear risks threaten not tomorrow or in 30 days, but in the medium term," Bolton told the newspapers of the editorial network Germany.He referred to Afghanistan's neighboring countries Pakistan and Iran, who have both nuclear programs.
Information about nuclear weapons from Iran and Pakistan would be lost
"Afghanistan was never just about Afghanistan [...] Our ability to examine the region is now reduced by deduction, "Bolton told the newspapers.The presence of the United States in the country has always served to collect information from "problematic neighboring countries” with nuclear programs.The US government has known that the Taliban are also interested in nuclear weapons since 2001."We must not be naive now.They haven't laboriously hidden for 20 years to say: Okay, now a good moment has come to give up our principles."
Criticism of Joe Biden
The former security advisor Joe Biden practiced sharp criticism to US President.The President had just spoken of an alliance of all people who are important to whom freedom is important and then he pushed the Afghans under the bus.Bolton was a security advisor of former US President Donald Trump until his resignation in September 2019.One of the reasons for withdrawal was a dispute over Afghanistan: Trump was for, Bolton against the withdrawal of the US troops.The 72-year-old also served as a foreign policy expert to former US President Ronald Reagan, GeorgeBush and George W.Bush.
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