KABUL, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) – Afghan government officials have urged the United States to stop unmanned drone patrols in Afghanistan, state-run Bakhtar news agency reported on Tuesday.
All international countries, especially the United States, should keep their commitment to the Afghan government and not encroach on its airspace, the officials said, without being identified, as quoted by the news agency.
Officials said the United States recently violated Afghan sovereignty by conducting drone patrols in Afghan airspace.
They stressed that all countries were the “sole owners of territorial and air sovereignty” of their states under international law.
“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the sole legal entity of Afghanistan, is the guardian of Afghanistan’s land and air space; but the United States recently acted in violation of all international laws and of the United States’ commitments to the Islamic Emirate in Doha, Qatar, “officials said.
Such violations must be rectified and prevented, the officials added.