The Taliban has denied claims by an American newspaper that they had received money from the intelligence services of Russia for the attack on the US military. It is stated in the statement of the organization, reports RIA Novosti.
“Earlier, some Western media have published reports alleging that soldiers of the Islamic Emirate has received payment from Russia for the killing of American troops and other rumors of this kind. We strongly reject this claim,” said Taliban spokesman Mujahid Zabiullah.
of the NYT Article led to the scandal between Russia and the U.S.
According to him, the Taliban has 19 years of self-at war with the Western invaders and do not need the help of other countries. Rumors are spreading, to prevent the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to mislead the supporters of peace in the United States and “to attribute the heroism of the achievements of the Afghans to foreign circles.”
“We assure our people and the whole world that the Islamic Emirate is not anyone’s instrument, and is not used for the promotion of foreign targets,” the statement reads.
Earlier, the Rambler reported that in the New York Times, an article appeared citing “informed sources”.
It was alleged that Russian agents allegedly offered money to the Taliban for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence has been presented.
The Russian foreign Ministry regarded this article as fake and planned stuffing. The Russian Embassy in the US said about the threats, which began to receive diplomats because of fake news in the New York Times.