Former Afghan Pres. Karzai Denounces US Use of Afghanistan As Weapons’ Testing Grounds

Karzai, Zakhelwal denounce dropping of GBU-43 bomb on Afghan soil

KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and incumbent government’s envoy to Pakistan Umar Zakhelwal on Friday denounced dropping of world largest non-nuclear bomb in eastern Nangarhar province.

In his social media account Afghan the ex-Afghan president in strongest terms condemned the dropping of latest weapon in Afghanistan.

“I vehemently and in strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon, the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan by US,” Karzai wrote on his twitter account.

The former president deplored Afghanistan has become testing ground for new weapons and called on the people and Afghan government to stop US from further experiments.

“This is not the war on terror but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for new and dangerous weapons,” he said.

Separately Afghan envoy to Pakistan and President Ghani special envoy Hazrat Umar Zakehlwal termed the bombing of mother of bombs as reprehensible and counterproductive.

“I find the use of the largest non-nuclear bomb, the so called “mother of all bombs” on our soil reprehensible and counterproductive,” he wrote.

The envoy questioned if big bombs were the solution to the Afghan conundrum, the war-torn country would have been the most secure place in the world.