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Pakistan: Islamabad should have been 'neutral' in US's Afghanistan war- PM Khan *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

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September 12, 2019 at 11:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

RT has released the trailer for an exclusive interview with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan which is due to hit the channel on Friday.

In the teaser, Khan voices his opposition to the US's war in Afghanistan and laments Pakistan's lack of neutrality in the matter.

"I was against it," states Khan and details how by taking US's side, the CIA-funded Mujahideen who were trained by Islamabad to combat the Soviets in the 80's, turned on Pakistan.

"We lost 70,000 people. We lost...over a hundred billion dollars to the economy," said Khan.

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RT has released the trailer for an exclusive interview with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan which is due to hit the channel on Friday.

In the teaser, Khan voices his opposition to the US's war in Afghanistan and laments Pakistan's lack of neutrality in the matter.

"I was against it," states Khan and details how by taking US's side, the CIA-funded Mujahideen who were trained by Islamabad to combat the Soviets in the 80's, turned on Pakistan.

"We lost 70,000 people. We lost...over a hundred billion dollars to the economy," said Khan.

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SOT, Imran Khan, Pakistan's Prime Minister: "Well, had we not participated in the American war, you know, after 9/11, we would not have been the world's dangerous country. By participating in the war, and I repeat, I was against it. Because, you see, here, in 80's we were training these 'Mujahideen' people to do jihad against the Soviet's when they occupied Afghanistan. So these people were trained, by Pakistan, funded by the American CIA. And now, a decade later, when the Americans come into Afghanistan, these same groups who are all in Pakistan are supposed to say that, no, now because the Americans are there it's no longer jihad, it's terrorism. You know it was a big contradiction and I strongly felt that, you know, Pakistan should have been neutral. Because by joining in, these groups turned against us. So we, you know, we lost 70,000 people. We lost, you know, as I said, over a hundred billion dollars to the economy. And in the end, we were blamed for the Americans not succeeding in Afghanistan. I felt it was very unfair on Pakistan."

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