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    US Failed to Stop Afghanistan's Radicalization - Ex-President

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    The United States has failed to prevent the further radicalization of Afghanistan as its counter-terrorism policy does not have a sufficient focus on such issues as terrorist sanctuaries, funding channels and motivational factors, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Afghanistan is experiencing political, social and security instability, as the Taliban Islamic movement and other radical extremist organizations such as Daesh, which is prohibited in many countries, including Russia, continue to stage attacks against civilian and state targets.

    "Why the international community, why the United States and its allies in Afghanistan which had a tremendous support from the Afghan people could not end radicalization of that region? The only answer to that probably is because either the strategy was not right or the attention should be payed to the sanctuaries, to the motivation grounds, to the financial support of terrorism," Karzai said at the fifth Moscow Conference on International Security.

    Karzai is in Russia to participate in the two-day annual Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) that started on Wednesday. The agenda of the MCIS includes terrorism, as well as security challenges in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Central Asia.


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