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Blinken Declares All Nations Want Peace in Afghanistan, and China Is Playing a Positive Role

July 29, 2021 (EIRNS)—In an interview with CNN on July 28, Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the Afghan situation—accurately for a change—as one which concerns all nations, leaving out only the urgency for development as the basis for peace. Asked about the Taliban meeting with Chinese leaders, he responded:

“Well, I think many countries in—immediately neighboring Afghanistan and in the broader region, including China, have interests in Afghanistan. And as it happens, those interests largely align. No one, whether it’s the United States, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Central Asian countries—no one has an interest in Afghanistan falling into an enduring civil war. No one has an interest in a military takeover of the country by the Taliban, the restoration of an Islamic emirate. Everyone has an interest in a peaceful resolution of the conflict and some kind of government that emerges that’s truly representative and inclusive. And so, if China is acting on those interests, if other countries are acting on those interests, that’s a positive thing.”

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