The Ambassador of Afghanistan in Washington said about the loss of confidence in the United States
Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz, said she lost confidence in Washington and U.S. policy after the withdrawal, and Afghans won’t be able to trust the U.S. administration for much longer.
“No, I’m sorry. I have faith and trust in the people, but I have lost trust in U.S. policy and, I think, probably the actions of the state,” Adela Raz said in response to a reporter’s question about U.S. trust. According to the ambassador, the Afghan people are also unlikely to trust the U.S. president again.
Asked whether Adela Raz considers the U.S. to be the leader of the “free world,” she said that if it was about democracy, she would “question it” and “laugh,” otherwise the U.S. administration would take part in building democracy in Afghanistan.
Adela Raz criticized U.S. President Joe Biden’s refusal to reconsider former leader Donald Trump’s deal with militants that failed to protect Afghan women after the U.S. troop withdrawal. She added that she knows what it’s like to live by the militants’ rules, and she is “horrified” to think that perhaps never again will other women represent Afghanistan abroad.