The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has once again called on the United States and the International Community to remove the IEA’s leaders’ names from the U.N. and U.S. blacklists. The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Zabihullah Mujahid has said that and the names nearly 25 members of the Islamic Emirate are still on the U.S. blacklists. “Nearly, 25 members of the Islamic Emirate had been blacklisted, after years some of the blacklisted leaders had passed away and some of them are still alive and should be released,” said Mujahid.
Mujahid has called it against the Doha Peace Agreement and urged the names of the leaders and imposed sanctions should be removed on the Islamic Emirate and the International Community instead of imposing sanctions and pressures should engage with the Islamic Emirate.
Mujahid said that the Islamic Emirate many times has called on the West that continued pressures and sanctions had not any positive result in the 20 past years and it would be better for positive and constructive talks and engagement should be made. On the other hand, some of political experts have said: “Not accepting demands of the International Community has caused to that the names of the Islamic Emirate’s leaders still remain in the U.S, and U.N. blacklists.” Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, some other political analysts has also said that security has been ensured countrywide and now Afghans are living in a peaceful and safe environment and seeking excuses by the International Community is not constructive and to consolidate and develop positive relations, productive engagement should be made with the Islamic Emirate. Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized in mid-1400 solar year that he would remove the IEA’s leaders’ names from the blacklist but still had not been practicalized. A number of Afghans in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent have said that the International Community should remove sanctions on the Islamic Emirate and a bilateral-based interests engagement should be made with the Islamic Emirate. “Afghanistan has passed decades of wars and once again we don’t want insecurity in our country and the International Community should solve the challenges through the diplomatic channels and foreign countries should reopen their embassies and consulates in Afghanistan,” according to some Afghans.