Russia accuses US of sponsoring ISIS in Afghanistan

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The Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, confirmed that evidence exists of the US attempting to build ties with current Afghan authorities while secretly sponsoring (ISIS).

“Yes, there is such data, they [the US authorities] do it not for good, but for harm, because they really want to avenge their shameful military-political defeat in Afghanistan and, in retaliation, they do everything so that peace is not established in this long-suffering land, but even worse is that, in addition to contacts with the armed opposition in Afghanistan, the Anglo-Saxons secretly sponsor the Daesh,” Kabulov stated.

The US officially withdrew in August of 2021 after 20 years of occupation.

Although the Taliban government is not internationally recognized, Russia and China are convening with representatives of the Taliban in order to restore the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The UN estimates that ISIS attacks have resulted in approximately 700 deaths since the US withdrawal in August 2021.

After the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, the US-backed government was dissolved, over $7 billion of Afghan central bank assets deposited in US Federal Reserve Bank in New York was frozen by US government.

The US authorities are using the seizure of Afghanistan’s funds as a tool to blackmail the republic, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan and Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov said on Friday on the Rossiya-24 TV channel.—Aghanistan times