20:39 - 23/06/2017
The Taliban warned of sending more troops to western Afghanistan and pledged to seek to achieve independence under the "rule of Islamic law", and rejected fears it will house foreign militants.
He said Taliban leader Mullah prestige of God Akhundzada in a statement on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr "occupation is the only obstacle in the way of peace, calling on the United States to get out of Afghanistan more inclined messages of reconciliation."
The statement rejected fears that Afghanistan could again become a haven for foreign militants seeking to attack the United States and its allies, as it did when Al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center in New York in 2001.
He called Akhundzada to "full independence of the country and the establishment of Islamic rule," warning of plans to increase the number of US troops in Afghanistan by between 3 and 5 thousand troops.
He said the Taliban leader, "the greater their determination to keep their forces here or their desire to increase their forces the greater regional sensitivity towards them," vowing to "constructive and good relations with you and with the world as soon as the end of your occupation is not the project for Afghanistan."
He denied Akhundzada wide accusations that the movement benefit from the assistance of other countries, including Pakistan and Russia recently, and said that it "will not allow any other party to intervene in Afghanistan" .anthy / 25