Russia, China And Other Countries Say US Must Be Punished For War Crimes
UNITED NATIONS - Russia, China, North Korea and other countries have put out a statement to the UN Tuesday saying that the United States committed war crimes in Afghanistan and is calling on the United Nations to bring them to justice. The statement that was delivered was on behalf of China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Bolivia, Burundi, Cuba, Iran and Venezuela.
The statement that China put out on behalf of the countries involved said the following, "The U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan is the root cause of humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan. By April 2020, at least 47,000 Afghan civilians had been killed in the war waged by the U.S. and more than 10 million Afghan people were displaced".
"The crimes committed in Afghanistan by military personnel of the U.S. and its allies, such as killing of civilians and torture, must be thoroughly and impartially investigated. The perpetrators must be brought to justice and the victims deserve justice and remedy".
The statement said that the United States is obligated to remain in the country of Afghanistan to ensure 'peaceful reconstruction' and said that the UN should hod the U.S. accountable.
"We express our deep concern that the United States and its allies have conducted military intervention in Afghanistan for 20 years, which severely undermined the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, compromised its economic and social development, and violated the human rights of Afghan people".
A report put together by Harvard between the years 2001 and April of 2021, 2,448 U.S. service members, 66,000 Afghan police and military personnel, 3,846 contractors and 47,245 Afghan civilians, 1,144 NATO and allies, 444 aid workers and 72 journalists were all killed due to the war in Afghanistan. 51,191 Taliban as well as other opposition groups were also killed.
The statement by Russia and China (Lead by China) came out just weeks after the US military's botched Afghanistan pullout in which 13 US service members were killed during a suicide bomb blast, along with over 170 Afghans.
Russia and China's Afghan embassy remained opened during the entire withdrawal process and remains open today as relations between Russia, China and Afghanistan continue to strengthen.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Majuahid stated, "China will be our main partner and represents a great opportunity for us because it is ready to invest in our country and support reconstruction efforts".
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking on behalf of the Biden Administration in Washington said that the new strengthened relations between the Taliban China is a 'positive thing', praising the newfound relations between the U.S. adversaries.