Afghan `terror` will engulf US, Petraeus: Guards commander
The United States and General David Petraeus will be engulfed by "terror" in Afghanistan, a senior commander of Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards said n Wednesday.
Tehran: The United States and General David
Petraeus will be engulfed by "terror" in Afghanistan, a senior
commander of Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards said n Wednesday.
"The presence of Petraeus in Afghanistan will increase
terrorism and seal the expansion of American failures" in the
war-ravaged country, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri was
quoted as saying on the website of Guards.
"The US government has no chance of success as the
igniting flames which will engulf America in Afghanistan are
already visible. Terror will overwhelm America and its NATO
allies" in Afghanistan, he said on Sepahnews.
Petraeus, who took over command of 140,000 US and NATO
troops in Afghanistan on July 4, faces a tough task to bring
peace to the nation and secure a face-saving exit for allied
troops fighting an increasingly deadly insurgency by the
Jazayeri, who also holds a senior position in Iran`s
regular army, said Petraeus will fail in coordinating with
NATO allies at a time when the "conflict in Afghanistan is
Jazayeri`s remarks come a day after Iran`s Foreign
Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that a US-led surge of troops
into Afghanistan had failed to stabilise the country and
defeat the Taliban.
Washington has in the past accused Tehran of providing
low-level help to some militants in Afghanistan, but former
NATO commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, said in May
that most of Tehran`s role was legitimate.