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September 8, 2010

Hekmatyar terms peace talks a drama

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REUTERS
September 8, 2010

PESHAWAR: Terming the peace talks a drama to deceive the people of Afghanistan, Hezb-e-Islami Chief Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Tuesday said that continuation of jihad was only way to resolve the prevailing problems in Afghanistan.
“We must be aware that Moscow, Washington and our jealous neighbours may impose the same situation on our nation that they imposed after the withdrawal of Russian forces from Afghanistan,” the fugitive Afghan leader said in a message sent to the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) ahead of Eidul Fitr.
He said the Americans wanted to hand over the incomplete command of war in Afghanistan to Iran and Russia. “For this purpose they have strengthened pro-Moscow and Iran groups in Afghan army, police and intelligence department,” he said, and urged all the Muslims and mujahideen to join hands to foil the conspiracy.
He said talk about reconciliation was a drama to deceiving people. “Don’t see it the only way out of the Afghan issue and continue the jihad oust all the foreign troops from Afghanistan,” the HI chief said.
Hekmatyar alleged that explosions and rockets attacks on houses, villages, wedding celebrations and schools were carried out by the ‘enemy’.
Hekmatyar warned Pakistani and Iranian officials against supporting the United States and Afghan government. “We advise Pakistani and Iranian officials to shun support to Americans and not compromise on bloodbath of innocent Afghans and destroying their homeland in exchange for US perks and privileges,” he added.
The former premier also urged the Afghans to take active part in jihad and support mujahideen in their struggle against the foreign forces.

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