The released report by the United States on Afghanistan's untapped natural resources appears to be an attempt to get intact the anti-terrorist coalition in Afghanistan. "Since the public opinion in the U.S.-led allied nations are increasingly turning against the war in Afghanistan, the U.S., by releasing this report, wants to encourage its allies to continue supporting the war against terror," an eminent researcher and political analyst Wahid Mughda said in talks with Xinhua. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in a report released recently counted the war-torn Afghanistan's mineral deposits worth over one trillion which can significantly help the country's shattered economy to revive if properly explored. However, the Afghan analyst was of the view that the exploration of the natural underground resources and changing them into money is a difficult task at this stage as security is fragile and militancy continues. Mughda also believes that the exploration and drilling of mines amid poor security would further create problems and encourage decentralization as dwellers of each area would claim ownership to the mines explored in their areas. Another political observer Nasrullah Stanikzai said that the U. S. by releasing the report on Afghan minerals wants to encourage its allies to invest in Afghanistan. He also was of the view that the report on mineral deposits has three messages. "One of the messages is the indication of the U.S. survey over the past nine years, the second message is encouraging allied nations that Afghanistan is a suitable place for investment and the third message is to the Afghan people to support peace and benefit from the untapped treasure," Stanikzai, who is a professor at the Kabul University, told Xinhua. Meantime, Afghan Minister for Mines Waheedullah Shahrani estimated that the value of mineral deposits in Afghanistan could be up to three trillion U.S. dollars. In a press conference on Thursday he said, "More study and survey are needed to identify and explore the underground resources." He also described security as a daunting challenge for exploration of the mines by saying, "Security remains a big challenge in the country especially in the south to explore minerals." According to the official, the biggest deposits discovered so far are iron and copper, the quantities of which are large enough to make post-Taliban Afghanistan a major world producer of minerals. Shahrani, according to media reports, has said that the government is to seek bids from global mining groups to invest in the mining industry and extract Afghan minerals. However, Afghanistan which is mired with over three decades of war does not have any mining industry or infrastructure to explore natural resources properly, so it will take decades for the country to exploit its untapped underground treasury appropriately.