The western news outlet (AP) published a report on Saturday which stated that officials of The Islamic Emirate had met some members of the Kabul regime in Dubai and tried to somehow give authenticity to its piece by attributing information to unknown sources.
We categorically deny this false report by The Associated Press. No officials of The Islamic Emirate have ever met or had discussion with members of the Kabul regime in Dubai. Such rumors spread by the enemy are a part of their propaganda effort through which they want to achieve their malicious objectives.
We strongly urge The Associated Press to firstly publish our denial exactly the same way. Since this agency has published a fabricated report about us therefore it is their due responsibility to also publish our side of the story as part of being a news agency.
We similarly once again urge The Associated Press and other news outlets to publish reports about us through our known addresses. They should not write up reports which discuss important issues without providing names of sources or officials while being falsely tied to the Islamic Emirate. If such actions are repeatedly taken by news agencies then it in return gives the enemy intelligence organs leeway to spread propaganda against the Mujahideen by quoting unnamed Mujahideen officials. News outlets have a responsibility towards us in cases where they quote unknown sources and if such actions start repeating themselves then it will force the hand of The Islamic Emirate to show a reaction and take legal steps towards that specific agency.
News outlets must truly become independent. They should publish unbiased and responsible reports based on sound principles and not give a hand to intelligence organs in pursuit of their self interests.
Spokesman of The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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