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Russia spurns Muslimyar’s allegation as baseless

Russia spurns Muslimyar’s allegation as baseless

Aug 24, 2017 - 17:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Russian Embassy in Kabul on Thursday rejected recent comments by Afghanistaninfo-icon Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar regarding Moscow’s alleged support to the Talibaninfo-icon.

In a statement, the Embassy said Russia considered the Taliban a terrorist network and rejected recent remarks of the Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon’s chairman on the Sahmahad Television in Jalalabad.

Muslimyar had claimed Daesh and the Taliban were directly trained, equipped and facilitated by Iran, Russia and Pakistaninfo-icon.

“Muslimyar again stated baseless allegations that Russia in collaboration with the Pakistani and Iranian intelligence agencies support Daesh and Taliban groups in Afghanistan,” the statement said.

The statement said so far no military or political officials from Afghanistan or the US had produced evidence to show Moscow provided financial, technical or material support to terrorist networks in Afghanistan.

It said Russia had banned terrorist networks such as Taliban Al Qaeda, Daesh, Uzbekistan Islamic Movement and Eastern Turkistan on its soil.

Russia believed these terrorist groups were supported directly from Arab and Middle Eastern countries, the statement said.

The Russian diplomatic mission termed Muslimyar’s comments against friendly relations between Moscow and Kabul and the existing cordial environmentinfo-icon, trust, cooperation and the joint fight against terrorism.

Earlier, the Russian envoy had said Moscow contacted the Taliban to make sure its citizens were protected from them and encourage them to join the peace process.




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