Canada’s top military commander says he does not think it is appropriate for the country to be involved in another war.
In an interview with CTV’s Power Play, Lieutenant General Mark Norman said it was not appropriate for Canada to participate in a conflict in Afghanistan.
“We’ve got to maintain peace in the world.
It’s important that we don’t get into a situation where we start doing this kind of thing again,” Norman said.
“This is a really serious situation and it’s not something that is going to be easy to solve.”
A senior Canadian military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in an email that the government’s approach to Afghanistan is “a long-standing principle of its foreign policy, and we have to respect that principle.”
Norman said in the interview that he thinks the conflict in Iraq is not a matter of the U.S. having the right to intervene.
“The U.K. has always maintained that it has the right of self-defense, and I think it’s also the right for other countries to defend themselves against aggression, but the United States and its allies have never had a right to engage in that kind of military conflict,” Norman told Power Play.
is not going to participate. “
That’s why I think the U:S.
to be doing things that would jeopardize that.” “
I think the issue of the security of the region is important to the United Nations Security Council, and it would be wrong for the U.:S.
to be doing things that would jeopardize that.”
Norman did not elaborate on what the U., U.N. and NATO are talking about when it comes to Afghanistan.
The United Nations has said that NATO has deployed about 5,000 troops to Afghanistan since the end of September.
NATO said the troops are part of a training mission and that NATO is in a “state of readiness.”
The mission is due to end on October 20, but it’s unclear when NATO will begin deploying troops.
In a separate interview, Canadian Ambassador to the U, Marie-Pierre Blais, said that the U.-led coalition has “a commitment to the Afghan people and to the region.”
“We have not engaged in any war, nor will we engage in any conflict, as this is a matter for the Afghan government to decide,” Blais said in a statement.
“Canada has repeatedly voiced its commitment to supporting the Afghan authorities in their fight against extremism and violent extremism, and has not and will not engage in combat operations or support for any country in any military conflict.”
In the interview, Norman said that it was important to ensure the safety of NATO forces, but that the coalition should not “be involved in a situation that is not in the interests of the Afghan nation.”
“It’s not a conflict that is in the interest of the coalition or the Afghan security forces, so it’s important to make sure that we’re protecting NATO forces in the region,” Norman added.
Norman also said that Canada has a strong relationship with Afghanistan and said that if the government did not wish to participate, “we could do so without a problem.”
He also said he believes that it is possible to solve the Afghan conflict peacefully through talks.
“It is not up to the government of Afghanistan to decide if they want to engage or not.
We are there to support them and to protect them, and so we’re going to make a decision,” Norman explained.