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Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding the puppet regime’s mining contract with foreign companies

June 27, 2010

The following is an official statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban). Reprinted with permission.

Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding the puppet regime’s mining contract with foreign companies
Source:  Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
June 27, 2010  05:06

According to a news report, American geologists have found $1 trillion worth of valuable minerals, including iron, copper, cobalt, gold, and lithium. This report is followed by the news stories of awarding contracts by the corrupt and puppet Karzai administration for mining these deposits. In fact the occupation forces are disgracefully facing the most horrible situation in Afghanistan. In order to save their face, both the Americans and their puppets in Kabul very restlessly “disclosed” this news to show their “eagerness” towards the betterment of the Afghan Masses.

Through these measures the American forces and their dazed military leadership are trying to get maximum benefit from the Afghan wealth in the form of gaining support from vital American companies in favor of Obama’s Afghan Policy. Secondly, it intends to use it as a bribe to those allies of this shattered alliance, who no longer want to stay in Afghanistan. The U.S. believes that monetary greed will make them stay along with the U.S. in this graveyard. Another design behind “breaking” this news was to drag those countries to Afghanistan who have been opposing the U.S. occupation. The last but not least, the news aims at diverting the global attention from U.S.’s defeat and acquire more time to stay in Afghanistan. Perhaps, the whole world is aware of these deceitful and failed efforts by the U.S.

Now when the U.S. and its puppet regime in Afghanistan want to achieve their illegal goals, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan considers it necessary to issue a policy statement regarding these minerals and the agreements for mining these minerals by the puppet Afghan regime.

1.  The recent reports are no revelations as the vast deposits in Afghanistan were no secret. In fact, Afghanistan is well known for its mineral wealth. These natural deposits are Afghan’s wealth. The mining of these minerals and all related agreements can be awarded by an independent and legal Afghan government only, not the one being imposed over the Afghan masses through force, tanks and warplanes.

2.  The puppet regime set up in Kabul by the occupation forces is the most corrupt, ineffective, and weakest of the world community, the fact which has been confessed by the Americans and their puppet president in Kabul. Now who can ensure transparency in such circumstances? This is why the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan declares any accord in this regard as illegitimate and the parties to the contract as a looter of the Afghan wealth.

3.  The Americans and their puppet elements hold that these minerals and contracts in this regard will change the destiny of Afghan masses. This wealth will make the reconstruction of Afghanistan possible and help the Afghan economy to become stable. It is worth reminding that the puppet regime in Afghanistan has received billions of dollars from the international community in the past. In how much transparent manner has this amount been spent and how much has it helped a common man is not secret from the world. Then, why will be they [be allowed] to plunder the wealth of this oppressed nation? Who can guarantee the wealth excavated under this administration will be spent for the betterment of the common man and reconstruction of his country?

4.  Therefore, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan warns all foreign companies, entering into contracts with the puppet regime that no guarantee of the life of their workers can be given. Whosoever enters into contract with this puppet regime regarding the natural resources, their contract will be considered as illegal by the Afghan masses and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan hopes that the contract for mining these minerals after the defeat of the United States of America will be awarded on merit to those companies which have the sincerity and capability to carry out this important work.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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