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Afghan Authorities React to SCO Concerns About Threats Emanating from Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
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In response to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s concerns about the major threat from Afghanistan, the Taliban authorities said that Afghanistan’s soil would not be used against any country.

The de facto government’s spokesperson, Bilal Karimi, asserted that security had been upheld throughout Afghanistan and that no one would be permitted to interfere with security.

The remarks came after the Russian Security Council Secretary expressed his concerns about poses major security threats and risks from Afghanistan to the SCO member countries. 

The Russian security envoy, Nikolay Partushev, said on Wednesday at the SCO meeting in New Delhi that it is “Important to watch the situation in Afghanistan closely as it remains tense and it is taking on protracted nature a year and a half after the Taliban came to power.”

He also stressed that threats posed by Afghanistan include “terrorism, illegal arms and drug trafficking, illegal migration and the spread of extremist ideology.”

He also blamed Washington and its allies for the current economic devastation after the irresponsible withdrawal from the country, as he said.

“We believe that Washington and its allies, who are responsible for the critical situation in the country after the withdrawal of the occupation forces, should bear the bulk of the cost of restoring the Afghan economy in the wake of the conflict,” Patrushev said.

The SCO meeting took place in New Delhi on Wednesday, and the member states expressed their concerns about the growing threats of ISIS and other militant groups in the country.

This comes two days after a suicide bomb attack close to the Foreign Ministry in Kabul, killing 6 people and injuring several others.

However, the Afghan authorities repeatedly rejected the concerns about major threats from Afghanistan, including the threats of Islamic State-Khorasan or Daesh.

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