Yaqoob blames US for IEA’s lack of recognition

KABUL (Agencies): Acting Minister of Defense Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has fulfilled the conditions for recognition, but even so, most countries do not recognize it due to pressure by the United States.
In an interview with Saudi Arabia-based Al-Arabiya TV, Mujahid said that if countries have concerns, the Islamic Emirate is ready to talk to solve them. “We want countries, especially strong Islamic countries, to recognize our government,” Mujahid said.
The Acting Minister of Defense said that the Islamic Emirate had no involvement in the issue of killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda in Kabul.
He also said that the Islamic Emirate has no relationship or cooperation with al-Qaeda.
Mujahid also called on the US to stop violating Afghanistan’s airspace because the Islamic Emirate has pledged not to allow Afghanistan’s territory to be used against another country.
He said that the Islamic Emirate has also asked Pakistan not to allow anyone to violate Afghanistan’s airspace through its territory.
On Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Mujahid said that the group is not present in Afghanistan, nor is the Islamic Emirate funding it.
He said that Pakistan, with its claims on TTP, tries to show to the world that the Islamic Emirate does not adhere to its commitments.
In the interview, Mujahid also said that the Islamic Emirate does not want people who had friendship with the “occupiers” to work in the government, but they can live as ordinary citizens in Afghanistan.