The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to journalists during the NATO Ministerial meeting said that the cost of withdrawing occupying forces from Afghanistan would be greater than staying put.
The Islamic Emirate wants to make it clear regarding the latest comments by the head of NATO that the withdrawal or forcing-out of American and NATO invading forces from Afghanistan is unquestionable.
Our eighteen-year struggle and Jihad has shown the entire world including America and NATO that the Afghan Muslim and valiant nation will not tolerate foreign occupying and military presence under any circumstance.
The matter of NATO and US desiring or not desiring in Afghanistan is not up to them and this land will most definitely be purged from their ugly presence.
The idea of Afghanistan posing a threat to other countries is not grounded in reality. The Afghans have never taken steps to harm anyone, neither have they interfered in the affairs of other nations nor do they have any intention of doing so in the future.
Exploiting this issue for propaganda and disinformation has prolonged this war for eighteen years, internationally exposed and pushed NATO and US to the brink of defeat therefore it is time that this false idea is reformed and realities given precedence.
The formation of a government, establishing security and developing Afghanistan is a matter concerning the Afghans. No foreign occupying force has any legal right for determine the fate of Afghanistan, interfere in its matters or make comments as a proprietor.
The NATO secretary must learn lessons from the past. Blowing on the fire of war and making such irresponsible statements that only serve to prolong the war is not in the interest of any party.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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