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Tajikistan Summons US Ambassador, Angry Over Biden's 9/11 Remarks

The central Asian country of Tajikistan, which shares the entirety of its southern border with Afghanistan, has summoned the US ambassador on Tuesday to mount protest over remarks by President Joe Biden during weekend 9/11 anniversary commemoration events.

"A verbal note of protest was conveyed to the US Ambassador in connection with the statements by the President of the United States of America Mr. Joe Biden during his visit to a fire station in Pennsylvania,” Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The verbal note stated that such statements do not correspond to the spirit of friendly relations and partnership."

The US ambassador in residence in Dushanbe - the capital of Tajikistan - John Mark Pommersheim, was summoned on Tuesday. He was informed that the country was offended by Biden's reference to Tajiks also "hanging in the well of the wheel" if the US had landed a large C-130 transport plane in Tajikistan.

The diplomatic protest comes after Biden claimed at a 9/11 commemorative event in Pennsylvania that like Afghans, many Tajiks would also be “hanging in the well of the wheel” if the US pulled up a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Tajikistan.