Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said that the military equipment left over from foreign forces is fully at the disposal of the caretaker government and rejected the claims of its being sold.
Mujahid added that if needed, this equipment will be used to ensure the security of Afghanistan.
The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said: "The leftover equipment is effective for Afghanistan and we need security ourselves. We need these weapons. While we ourselves have gone through many wars, there is a greater need to preserve weapons here.”
Recently the former US president, Donald Trump, claimed that currently Afghanistan is one of the largest sellers of military equipment in the world. Trump, speaking at a National Rifle Association (NRA) gathering, called the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan "the most embarrassing moment in the history of our country," saying: "We left behind $85 billion dollars worth of equipment. … Afghanistan is now one of the largest sellers of military equipment in the world. They are selling our beautiful brand new equipment, we left hundreds of people behind including others that we could’ve taken but we left hundreds of Americans behind still there.”
Some analysts have different views regarding the presence of foreign forces and the maintenance of military structures in Afghanistan.
“It is clear what is left of the military equipment -- but these remarks by Trump are a press reaction. Because of his election campaign, he wants to create the impression that he will manage America's programs better,” Zalmay Afghanyar, a military analyst told TOLOnews.
"The Islamic Emirate does not allow anyone to operate in the drug and arms trafficking sector and prevents this," said Hadi Quraishi, a military analyst.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of the Pakistani caretaker government, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, claimed that the weapons left from the foreign troops in Afghanistan are being sold in the black markets, which was called baseless by the Islamic Emirate.