Taliban spokesman hosts first press conference in Kabul

The Taliban offer to establish relations with the world

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, after taking control of Afghanistan, once again pardoned his opponents and offered to establish international relations. 

Speaking to the media for the first time, Zabihullah Mujahid said, “I congratulate the people of Afghanistan. Freedom was the right of the Afghan nation and it was achieved 20 years later.”

He said that after independence, they do not have a hostile policy against anyone, all opponents have been granted amnesty.

A Taliban spokesman assured that Afghan territory would not be used against anyone.

Regarding political stability, he said that a political system will be formed, consultations are going on among the leaders in this regard, soon the Afghan nation will be given an acceptable political leadership.

Zabihullah Mujahid said that all citizens of Kabul should be satisfied, they will be safe, protecting foreign embassies in Kabul is among the priorities.

“It is our duty to protect all foreigners in Kabul. There will be no negligence. The Taliban’s intervention in Kabul was due to the unrest of some miscreants,” he added.

Zabihullah Mujahid said the former security forces and police had left Kabul unsafe.

He assured all countries, including the United States, that Afghan soil would not be used against anyone.

“We offer the world relations in accordance with international principles,” he said.

“We have forgiven everyone who stood against us. We will ensure the safety of the lives and property of the people,” Zabihullah Mujahid said.

The Taliban spokesman said that after the peaceful transfer of power, now is the time to serve the Afghan people, guaranteeing that political leaders and diplomats will be protected.

We entered Kabul peacefully, assuring everyone that no one would be harmed, and hoped that the people would cooperate with us, while consultations on the political system in Afghanistan continued.

Women’s rights will be protected: Taliban spokesman

Zabihullah Mujahid asserted that rights of women will be protected within the limits of Islamic law.

“The women are going to be very active in the society, but within the framework of Islam,” he said in response to a question from an Al Jazeera correspondent.

No one will be allowed to use territory for attacks: Taliban spokesman

The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has asserted that no will be allowed to use Afghan territory for attacks against any nation.

“I would like to ensure I would like to assure the international community, including the United States, that nobody will be harmed,” he said at the group’s first press conference in Kabul.

“In Afghanistan, I would like to assure our neighbors, our original countries we are not going to allow our territory to be used against anybody or any country in the world. So the whole global community should be assured that we are committed to these pleasures that you will not be harmed.”

‘Freedom and independence’ right of all every nations: Taliban spokesman

The Taliban in their first conference congratulated the Afghan people for being “emancipated” from 20 years of occupation, adding that “freedom and independence” was the legitimate right of every nation.

Zabuhullah Mujahid made the comments at their first press conference in Kabul.

Taliban do not seek retribution: spokesman

The Taliban will not seek revenge against former soldiers and members of the Western-backed government, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters.

He said there was an amnesty for former Afghan government soldiers as well as contractors and translators who worked for international forces.

“Nobody is going to harm you, nobody is going to knock on your doors,” he said.

Taliban want media to be independent, but not work against ‘national values’: Mujahid

The Taliban spokesman has assured that the group wanted private media to “remain independent,” but stressed journalists “should not work against national values”.

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