US Deputy Envoy at UN tells Kabul to adhere to counterterrorism pledges

KABUL (TOLONews): Ambassador Richard Mills, Deputy Representative to the United Nations, at a UN Security Council meeting asked the current government of Afghanistan to adhere to its commitments to fight terrorism.
“The international community denies safe haven for ISIS K, for Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Afghanistan — we continue to press the Taliban to adhere to its counterterrorism commitments,” Richard Mills said.
The UAE ambassador to the UN, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, also expressed concerns.
“In January alone, 10 attacks in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Syria by Daesh resulted in estimated 50 people killed and even more wounded,” the UAE’s envoy to UN said.
Speaking at the meeting, representatives of China and Russia to the UN also expressed their concerns about the return of Daesh in the region and said that the ability of global terrorist organizations is increasing.
“Over the twenty years that the US and the NATO allies spent in Afghanistan, the terrorist threat only grew,” said Deputy Permanent Representative Gennady Kuzmin at the UNSC.
“Since the beginning of 2023, two vicious terrorist attacks occurred in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and on January 30th, another suicide attack occurred at a mosque in Peshawar of Pakistan, all these attacks have caused heavy casualties and have sounded another alarm to us,” Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the UN.
However, the Islamic Emirate assure all that it will never allow Afghanistan’s territory to be used against other countries. “Security is ensured in Afghanistan. No rebel group is present or permitted to be active, either inside or outside of Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan does not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against anyone or to pose a threat to anyone,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
Previously, the Islamic Emirate said that the presence of the Daesh group in the Afghanistan is invisible and emphasized that many attacks of this group have been prevented.
The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said that efforts are ongoing to suppress this group in various parts of the country.