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Iran’s security chief warns Israel about ‘humiliating dismissal’ just like US fate in Afghanistan

A helicopter leaves the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15, after the embassy was shut down by the end of the day.

Iran’s top security official says a “humiliating” defeat awaits the occupying regime of Israel as it befell on its number-one ally, the US, in Afghanistan.  

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), pointed to the US defeats in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and stressed any occupying regime will face the same fate.  

“The end of any occupation is a humiliating dismissal. The fate that befell the United States in Vietnam, #Afghanistan and Iraq is also the inevitable fate of the occupying Zionist regime,” Shamkhani said in a post on his official Twitter page on Wednesday.

The remarks come as the Taliban militant group has sealed its control of Afghanistan, two decades after it was ousted irrespective of years and hundreds of billions of dollars spent by the United States under the declared bid to build up the war-ravaged country’s defense power and fight militancy and terrorism.  

Taliban’s takeover came in the wake of the pullout of US-led forces from Afghanistan, which President Joe Biden defiantly defended, rejecting criticisms of the withdrawal.

Biden instead shifted the blame on the Afghan government, including President Ashraf Ghani, who left the country over the weekend, saying he failed to live up to his promise that the Afghan military was prepared to defend the country after the last American forces departed.

This came as the US repeatedly claimed over the past two decades since the occupation of Afghanistan under the banner of fighting terrorism that it oversaw training of Afghan forces and engaged in the reconstruction of the country.

Washington claims to have spent nearly 89 billion dollars for training the Afghan army, but since the war began almost two decades ago, successive US administrations have ignored Afghans’ demands, prolonging the inevitable, despite engaging in talks with the militants.

Tens of thousands of Afghan security forces have died, and an untold number of civilians have become the real victims of the war since it began.  

Meanwhile, the Taliban have vowed to respect the rights of women, seek good relations with other countries, and not to exact retribution on former members of the Afghan military.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman, said at a press conference in Kabul that the group will not take the same actions they did in the past, but many Afghans remain skeptical.

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