The British Embassy in Kabul reacted to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Taliban threats ahead of presidential elections.
The Embassy of the United Kingdom said in a Twitter post “We condemn the Taliban & Presidential candidate Hekmatyar’s threat to resort to violence.”
It also added “UK urges all groups to follow due process & respect the rule of law. These kind of comments should be consigned to Afghanistan’s past.”
Speaking during an election rally in Kabul earlier on Wednesday, the leader of Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said he would stand against fraud and foreign meddling in the elections.
Hekmatyar further added ‘Do not make us feel regret about return and going towards elections. Do not force us to adopt other routes, since we can and have its experience.’
Hekmatyar was apparently pointing towards adoption of insurgency in the event he would be disappointed with the democratic process of elections.
Meanwhile, the military commission of the Taliban group issued a statement earlier today, urging the Afghans to boycott the elections.
The statement further added that the Taliban militants intend to disrupting the elections process.