China urged the United States on Monday to aid a smooth transition in Afghanistan by accepting responsibility for the worsening situation, as the US intensified air strikes there. “What needs to be emphasised is that theunitr United States suddenly announced the complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
“This is the root cause of the deteriorating security situation in the country and it’s a serious threat to the peace and stability of Afghanistan and the regional national security interests. “As the country who unleashed Afghanistan’s terrorism problem, the US should shoulder its due responsibilities, take concrete actions to ensure a smooth transition of the situation in Afghanistan, prevent terrorist forces from taking the opportunity to grow bigger, and maintain the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.”
Source : South China Morning Post