(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A senior U.S. army general was fired on Friday by the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan following remarks he made about Afghan President Hamid Karzai during an interview with Politico.
General John R. Allen's firing of Major Gen. Peter Fuller, who was deputy commander for NATO training programs in Afghanistan, was effective immediately. Fuller was in the United States on a speaking tour when he made the remarks saying Karzai was erratic and did not appreciate the U.S. training efforts. Karzai had said in a recent interview that his country would side with Pakistan if a war erupted with the U.S.
"These unfortunate comments are neither indicative of our current solid relationship with the government of Afghanistan, its leadership, or our joint commitment to prevail here in Afghanistan", said Allen.
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