MP: US Base in Afghanistan Established to Collect Intelligence on Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The mission of the US base in Afghanistan is collecting intelligence and running espionage operations against Iran, Russia and China, a senior Afghan lawmaker said Wednesday.
Head of the Afghan parliament's Justice and Judiciary Commission Ataollah Loudin told FNA that establishment of a US military and intelligence base in Afghanistan should not be viewed at national levels as Washington is in pursuit of regional goals.
"The US wants to establish a military and intelligence base in Afghanistan in pursuit of greater goals in the region which naturally include Pakistan, Iran, the Central Asian states, China and Russia," he said.
Meantime, the lawmaker warned that the move would result in negative outcomes for Washington.
"The US spying base in Afghanistan will be faced with the opposition of the regional states and the Afghan people, and this opposition will be harmful to the US."
The legislator underlined that the move would run counter to Afghanistan's independence, and stated, "We will never permit a foreign state to have a permanent military and intelligence presence in Afghanistan."
Any foreign state willing to remain in Afghanistan for a long time will have a fate similar to that of Britain 90 years ago and Soviet Union 30 years ago.