MOSCOW, Nov 2 the Afghan wing of IS* (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), while blackmailing the leaders of the Taliban** (which is under UN sanctions for terrorist activities) with threats of drone strikes against them, prompting them to distance themselves from Russia and China, said the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.
“Together with British accomplices, the Americans are doing everything they can to strengthen the position and destructive potential of the Afghan wing of the Islamic State*, which is seen as an instrument of pressure on neighboring Central Asian states in order to separate them from Russia,” Kabulov wrote in an article in Nezavisimaya Gazeta.< br>
He noted that the United States is “blatantly blackmailing the Taliban leaders” by threatening to strike them from drones, encouraging them to distance themselves from Russia and China. At the same time, Kabul is also required not to restrict the activities of “Uigur militants entrenched in Afghanistan from the so-called “Islamic Movement of East Turkestan” * (recognized as terrorist in Russia).
To give these actions the appearance of “broad international support “, Kabulov stressed, periodically there are “calls” between the United States and their “obedient satellites”, as well as sponsored meetings of fugitive Afghan oppositionists and secretly financed armed resistance to the country's authorities.
“Such a line is served by biased Western media, to which individual their Russian associates from among the “couch” experts on Afghan issues who have never been to this long-suffering land, counting on sponsorship handouts from foreign owners,” Kabulov also emphasized.
* Terrorist organization banned on Russian territory
**The Taliban are under UN sanctions for terrorist activities Activity