Afghanistan poses most significant danger to US: White House

Afghanistan poses most significant danger to US: White House

Afghanistan and the region poses the most significant danger to the US and the world, the White House has said .

"There's any doubt that Afghanistan and that region of the world present the most significant danger to our homeland in terms of the possible planning of attacks and the possible providing of a safe haven if the Taliban were to come back in control as they were before 2001 and 9/11," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, said.

US is working in partnership with the government of Afghanistan to secure an area and ultimately turn it over to them to provide peace and security for their people, Gibbs said. Responding to a question, the Press Secretary appreciated the recent steps taken by the Afghan Government in improving governance, but a lot needs to be done.

"We've got progress that needs to be made. I outlined steps that the government had taken last week prior to the visit, whether it was on the Electoral Complaints Commission, whether it was on laws on sub-national government, whether it was on the high office of corruption, that there had been steps that had been taken, and we were watching the implementation of those steps to ensure increased transparency, increased accountability, as well as the promotion of fair and transparent parliamentary elections, which are upcoming," he said in response to a question.

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