Publish dateSaturday 20 April 2024 - 09:33
Story Code : 289016
The deputy spokesperson of the US State Department declined to comment on reports that Islamabad has provided the US with an air base near the borders of Afghanistan and Iran.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: "Vedant Patel", the deputy spokesperson of the US State Department, refused to respond to the reports that Islamabad has provided two air bases in Baluchistan near the borders of Afghanistan and Iran to the US.
Asked at his weekly press conference whether he would confirm or deny the reports, Patel declined to answer: "Let my colleagues in the Ministry of Defense talk about any military cooperation that might exist (with Pakistan).
Recently, "Shirafazl Marwat", a member of the Parliament of Pakistan and a senior member of the Tehreek-e-Insaf Party, in a conversation with the media, raised the news of providing two air bases in Balochistan and near the borders of Afghanistan and Iran.
There were also reports that Washington was negotiating with Islamabad to establish an American military base in the country before the Taliban came to power.
Before the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan, "David Hilloy", the assistant to the US Department of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, said that Pakistan allowed the US to access and use its airspace to support the military presence in Afghanistan. 
Imran Khan, the deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan, revealed in a podcast the US's attempt to use Pakistan's military bases and its airspace to monitor Afghanistan.
At the same time, the patrolling of American drones in the skies of Afghanistan has increased, and Taliban officials also consider Pakistani military bases as the origin of these flights.
Recently, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former National Security Adviser of Afghanistan, said: America, with its influence on international financial institutions, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, has adjusted its positions to guarantee loans for Pakistan, in contrast to Pakistan by setting up a base "Shamsi" military in Baluchistan has agreed.
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