Head of the joint headquarters of the CSTO Anatoly Sidorov said that the United States “uses its presence in Afghanistan not to stabilize the situation,” but to exert pressure on Russia, Iran, and China. This trend is another source of security threat in the region of Central Asia.

“The situation is complicated by the low efficiency of the US and NATO activities in Afghanistan. For more than 17 years of military presence in this state, Washington and Brussels have failed to achieve any significant results in the fight against terrorist groups, ” he said

Sidorov adding that Afghanistan today ranks second in the world in terms of terrorism. In an effort to maintain its influence in Central Asia, the United States deliberately refused to cooperate with Russia to resolve the Afghan conflict. At the same time, Washington does not have a clear strategy for restoring peace in Afghanistan

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