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Biden is now irritating Afghans by denigrating their country as an ‘abandoned place’

Washington, November 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has now angered Afghans by repeatedly disparaging their country as an ‘abandoned place’, leading Taliban leaders in Kabul to claim the US leader was doing it out of frustration , reported Dawn.

Last month, President Biden annoyed Pakistanis when he described their country as “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” which possessed nuclear weapons without any “cohesion”.

On Friday, he targeted Afghanistan. “Many of you have been to Afghanistan. I’ve been to every part of it. It’s an abandoned place – it’s an abandoned place,” the US president said while addressing veterans during a campaign rally in San Diego, Dawn reported.

He recounted his many trips to the Afghan war zone as a senator and vice president of the United States, including one in 2008 when he got stuck in the snow.

Taliban leader Zabiullah Mujahid’s spokesman on Saturday responded to Biden’s remarks at a news conference in Kabul, saying the US leader was doing so out of frustration because his party was losing the midterm elections. in the USA.

“Those who make such remarks do so out of frustration and envy for Afghanistan,” he said, adding that since the Taliban took power in August 2022, peace and stability had returned to Afghanistan and that the Afghans were “living their daily lives normally”. “.