20 February 2019

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghan people expect its international friends and neighboring countries in their rivalries and competitions observe and respect our interests.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes after US decided to withdraw from   nuclear deal with Iran, America warned Iran of imposing new sanctions against that country.  The decision caused concerns of Afghanistan that sanctions will badly affect Chahbahar Border which Afghanistan use it for its commercial purposes 
The US secretary of state recently has said that his country ousting from nuclear deal with Iran would impose severe sanctions against Iran. But what is caused concern is that the companies and the banks that invested for building Chahbahar border will not invest anymore because of Americans threats.
The banks and companies fearing from punishment and fining by US will not invest in building Chahbahar border.
Due to these concerns so far two Chinese, one Finish and one Indian company have stopped their constructional work in Chahbahar.
Chahbahar border   as a great economic project which connects land- locked Afghanistan via Iran to the sea inaugurated in spring of last year.
Afghanistan due to relying on just Pakistani borders has sustained a lot of problems for many years because that country used transit roads as a political means for achieving its illegal objectives and never observed international conventions on land locked courtiers’ access right to the sea. Particularly, Pakistan tried hard using transit barriers to disrupt commercial relations between Afghanistan and India.  This made Afghanistan to seek an alternative road to the sea. Chahbahar as a proper place that can connect land locked Afghanistan and meet that goal this is access to the sea and to its traditional friend India.
Considering their economic interests, Afghan people expect US and their neighbor Iran not to involve Afghanistan in these games.
Chahbahar is an example of regional cooperation should not become the victim of political conspiracies
We hope the current tensions between US and Iran not harm Afghanistan’s interests. 
Meanwhile, it would be necessary for Afghan authorities to raise Chabahar issue and possible effects of US sanctions on Iran on Afghanistan’s commercial interests in an active diplomacy with US, Iran and India to find a way for the solution of the problem.  
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Martyring Muslims in any time or season and pretext is hostility with God and the murderer will face the horrible torture of Almighty God.
BNA religious affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently merciless terrorist groups in hostility with God, Islam and humanity targeting the spectators and athletes in a stadium in Jalalabad city martyred 10 and injured more than 40 people.
Targeting civilians in Ramadan can be nothing but open animosity with humanity and Islam.
The attack took place exactly in a time, using Islamic values as a means go to the fighting against our Muslim people and instead praying in this holy month torture and murder mercilessly. This clearly indicate that they are not only capable of defining Islamic values but have no a primitive knowledge about Islam, otherwise, how one can justify attack on athletes and turning a stadium in to a slaughter house?  Ramadan is a month of avoiding all hostilities, terror and savagery. The Afghan people have started the fasting month, with praying for well-being and good health of Islamic nation especially Afghan people, but contrary to this, Taliban in the first days of this sacred month accelerating their attacks and military operations gave the message that have no care to divine’s commands and continue massacre.
Taliban are victimizing Muslims for their ideological and political programs which have not define in any religious and human history books or documents.
In fact, what Taliban doing is against Islam and contrary to our national identity.
What is important is the meaningful silence against the cruelty and oppressions of Taliban.
It would be better the pulpits of the mosques, the platforms of conference rooms and media as a whole be used as a strong voice of people against Taliban and IS cruelty and severely condemn so called Khurason caliphate. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Saturday May 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Taliban’s attack on Farah city and control of the group on parts of the city is the repetition of a catastrophe of that has been experienced earlier in Kunduz indicates that management of the war is more vulnerable than it was thought.  
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Taliban recently organizing a coordinate invasion on Farah city and succeeded to bring parts of the city under control.
Although the defense and security forces of the country with high morale and devotion succeeded to expel the invaders from the city but the sores that this barbaric attack caused are still fresh.
What has happened in Farah is the repetition of catastrophe that the people, security forces and the relevant authorities of state have   experienced earlier in Kunduz, but unfortunately, the authorities and managers of the war have learned the least from that experience.
If we pay a glance in Farah situation in past especially during the last two years, the city was under security threats but what happened recently was predictable because the  Farah governor due to certain reasons among them lack of coordination for management of the war from his post a few months ago, Taliban several times to enter the city but did not succeeded but in their recent attack they succeeded to achieve their aim and entered the city killed innocent people and made heavy destructions.
Farah people, Afghan people in general, politicians, people representative in parliament, activists of civil society… etc., have only one question that is why the authorities of defense and security  organs in the capital did not take the threats serious?
They insist that the tragedy that shocked not only Farah but the entire country was preventable. There is no doubt that Taliban with support of intelligence services of foreign countries carry out such inhumane attacks creating panic and horror among people achieve the objectives of their patrons but why we did not prevent the enemy and make sufficient just by blaming the foreign countries.
In addition there are other issues, that the cunning enemies use in this situation to achieve their evil goals, therefore it would be the urgent need for relevant authorities considering security, safety of people and stability of the country as their priorities putting aside all trivial differences and in complete unity come to the fight against our enemies.
It would be better for the authorities instead of condemning the criminals and their patrons and expressing condolence for the victims to think about preventing the occurrence of such tragic incidents.
What happened in Farah was a real tragedy, preventing such incidents requires the relevant authorities to adopt practicable and timely measures and programs.  
Abdul Khalil Minawi  
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In situation where the critical condition of the country passing each day seriously deteriorates than the past, it would not be to the benefit of our people to incite inner differences and ignore heinous crimes of our common enemy commits every day.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes in these days new developments happening in the political and social fields of the country that indicate the existence of differences among the authorities of the state and the circle working under the umbrella of the government, this is in a time, the country is in a critical security situation, the terrorist armed groups have increased their terrorist activities which had unprecedented heavy casualties and destructions.
The security situation in the country so acute and critical that even the state authorities and relevant organs cannot refuse it. Therefore, in such a situation concentrating on inner differences and ignoring the common enemy’s terrorist activities would not be to the public interests.
Public interests that can be defined as national interest seriously asks us seriously hands for complete elimination of common enemy in this situation, after that without doubt the inner differences could be settled in peaceful atmosphere.
Without doubt in country where democracy exercises, the existence of different outlooks in common fact, but differences should not lead to the growth, who is thinking about toppling people’s elected government.
Unfortunately, today, trivial issues that can be settle in negotiation table, have caused serious political differences, even led to ethnical, linguistic and organizational differences that would be fatal for the people of the country.
This is only the enemy who gets benefit from the situation. Therefore, it would be an urgent need for those committed to building a democratic country put aside all differences and honestly join hands for elimination of terrorist groups who are a great threat for prosperity of people even to the independence of the country.    
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General