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Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate regarding report by the US Defense Department Date: July 02, 2020 in: ,, Remarks & Reactions Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate regarding report by the US Defense Department A report by the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) compiled for the congress stated that the Islamic Emirate continues to support Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. We strongly reject this report and consider it propaganda and unsubstantiated for the following reasons: – The Islamic Emirate, in line with its own policy, does not interfere in the affairs other countries hence it does not seek to support anyone working outside the borders of Afghanistan in India or any other country. – Afghanistan is under the direct occupation of America and its allies for the past nineteen years and the Afghans under the leadership of the Islamic Emirate are fighting a great war of independence and establishment of an Islamic government. How is it then possible that we support anyone outside our borders when we ourselves are engaged in such a burdensome war? – The Islamic Emirate signed an agreement with the United States on the 29th February 2020 and is currently using all means at its disposal for its implementation and bringing comprehensive peace to Afghanistan. On the aforementioned grounds, the Islamic Emirate does not support any foreign organization in the Indian Subcontinent or any other place. It is very unfortunate the defense department has published such an irresponsible report or propaganda is conducted to confuse common thinking in such a sensitive time. We call on American officials to remain committed to the Doha agreement, end propaganda based on false information and stop individuals in the US military apparatus from propaganda who still possibly seek war in Afghanistan for their own personal interests or the interests of defense companies. Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabihullah Mujahid 11/11/1441 Hijir Lunar 12/04/1399 Hijri Solar 02/07/2020 Gregorian

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