International pressure creates mistrust

KABUL (ToloNews): The leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, said at a meeting with army corps commanders that pressure from the international community on the current government will not be beneficial, but will instead create mistrust.
Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada emphasized at this meeting that if they act against Sharia, the people will rise against the Islamic Emirate, according to a statement from the Islamic Emirate’s spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid.
“In this meeting, the security issues were discussed in order to be strengthened, as well as the issues of the nation, so that Afghanistan does not harm anyone and that we do not encounter harm from the outside,” Mujahid said.
In the statement, the leader of the Islamic Emirate visited the commanders and high-ranking officials of 207 Farooq, 203 Mansouri, 217 Omari and 201 Khaled bin Waleed corps. Some political analysts do not consider the application of pressure to be beneficial for either side, and say that the problems should be resolved through dialogue and understanding. “The solution is to change stance and achieve understanding with the international community,” said Shir Hassan Hassan, a political analyst.
“We hope that the discussion and talks with the international community and international organizations will continue on the basis of a shared definition of national interests that will close gaps between the government and the people,” said Mohammad Zalmai Afghanyar, a political analyst.
On Thursday, in response to the ban on women attending university and working for NGOs in Afghanistan, the US State Department imposed new visa restrictions on a number of current and former officials of the Islamic Emirate. The US State Department in a press statement said that the Islamic Emirate cannot expect the respect and support of the international community until they respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Afghans, including women and girls.