A western newspaper ‘The New York Times’ published a report citing a Norwegian diplomat – Alf Arne Ramslien – who claimed initially talking twice on the phone??? with the late Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid (may Allah have mercy on him) and even meeting him at a later stage in Pakistan during the year 2009. This report has then gone on to write many fabrications under this title.
We categorically reject this report from start to end. The late Amir ul Mumineen Mullah Muhammad Omar (may Allah have mercy on him) had not visited Pakistan over the past 25 years nor did he talk with anyone via telephone following the American invasion. And neither did he have the habit of meeting with diplomats especially with foreign diplomats during the time of occupation when he had millions of dollars of bounty on his head.
It is plausible that this diplomat has made such assertions for his own fame or that he was duped by some individual.
The said report has no truth to it whatsoever. News outlets should abstain from publishing such unfounded, fictitious and fabricated reports because such reports based on rumors will achieve nothing else except damage their own reputations.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi
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