E whakahē ana a John Key i ngā whakapae he hōia no Aōtearoa i whai wāhi ki te matenga o ētahi tāngata kore hara i Afghanistan

Nō ngā tau e wha ki muri, i whai wāhi atu ētahi hōia o te ope SAS o Aotearoa, ki tētahi tomohanga pā i Baghlan, ā, inaianei kua puta te heitara, he huna kōrero kei te hāere.

I tāua wā, i whakaparautia e te Minita Ārai a Wayne Mapp te kōrero, he iwi kāinga i mate i te wā o te urutomo. Engari he kōrero kē i tukuna ki te pirimia ki a John Key.

“I was briefed when that mission went ahead and the advice I was given is that there were no civilians killed by New Zealanders.”

“We don’t discuss in detail SAS operations, but what we do say categorically is that no NZ soldier was involved in killing civilians.”

Te āhua nei, kei te horoia ake tēnei take i ngā o John Key rāua ko Jonathon Coleman.

E whakapono rāua, ehara nō Āotearoa te hē, hēoi nā runga i tāna toronga ki te Whare Mā i Washington inakuanei, ka kore pea ia e wero i a Amerika ki te whakamārama ake i tēnei take.