Parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party in Telemark and former intelligence officer Mahmoud Faramand does not think NATO and Norway are done with the Taliban.
He told the newspaper VG that the United States and NATO might have to engage militarily again in the Taliban-controlled country.
“There may indeed be a need for us to act in one way or another. President Biden made it pretty clear the other day. It will also then involve NATO and thus Norway. We are not done with ISIS,” Faramand told VG.
He was an intelligence officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces from 2003 to 2011. Today, he is the first candidate on the Telemark Conservatives’ list for the parliamentary election.
His main concern is the possibility of another protracted conflict in Afghanistan, which is facing the same problems as Syria.
“The average Afghan has, by and large, had it peaceful for 20 years, and now they experience this… It is, unfortunately, the case that we are not done with ISIS or any of the other Islamist groups,” Faramand told VG.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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