Local News Afghanistan, KABUL,AFGHANISTAN
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Afghan deputy FM says U.S, international community should stop interfering in Afghanistan’s affairs.
Afghan deputy foreign minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai says the United States and the international community should not interfere in Afghanistan's affairs.
STORY: Afghan deputy foreign minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai said on Sunday (December 26) the United States and the international community should not interfere in Afghanistan's affairs.
Addressing a large gathering of Shi’ite clerics in Kabul, he said that international community has put economic pressure on Afghanistan to comply with its own demands.
“We call on the international community, and especially the United States, not to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs. Let the Afghans take political and economic decisions form their own government and system. Afghans have never accepted and will never accept command from outside,”he said.
He said Afghans were not tired of war and they were able to fight for another four decades defending their country.
However, he called upon the international community and neighboring countries to cooperate with Afghanistan for its economic stability.
Stanekzai said women had the right to education and work but within the framework of Islam.
Taliban have faced criticism for keeping women and girls out of employment and education.
“Women have the right to education, to the best of their ability, and to modern education, but our culture and traditions are different from other countries. We can't promote education like the West. We can't promote education like America. We will practice education according to Islamic law and culture,”he said.
He added that universities in Afghanistan were currently closed due to technical problems.
Meanwhile, Anas Haqqani, a member of the Islamic Emirate's leadership, said that humanitarian aid could not cure Afghanistan’s pain and that Afghans should rebuild their country on their own.
“Don't expect it from America, Russia and other countries. The world never wants Afghans to stand on their own feet. The world wants us to be in need of them. It helps only one neither dies nor comes back to life. We have to build our own system,”he said.
Since the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in August, Afghanistan has been facing economic crisis as more than 20 million out of the country's some 36 million population are reportedly facing acute food insecurity.