The acting Minister of Defense Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that demands against Islamic laws will never be accepted in the country.
In a special interview with TOLOnews, Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said the current Afghan government would never accept some of the demands made by the international community because they are in opposition to Islamic Sharia and Afghan culture.
According to Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, the formation of an inclusive government, educational issues and freedom of expression are the internal issues of the country, and the world should not interfere in such issues.
"We do not allow foreigners to interfere in internal affairs. The fact of which kind of government we have, and which form it should take, and who should be in the government and who shouldn’t, how should the education system be and how should you behave regarding freedom of speech... From the past, our policy has been that Afghans themselves should decide,” the acting defense minister said.
Referring to the United States, the acting defense minister said that now Washington is not on the path of friendship but on the path of enmity with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. He asked the US to stop interfering in Afghanistan's internal affairs.
"We say to America that Afghanistan is an independent and free country. It should have its freedom in cultural, political and economic spheres. They should not try to keep it under their control or apply their goals to it,” said Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid.
In another section of the interview, referring to border conflicts between the border guards of the Islamic Emirate and the border guards of neighboring countries, Mujahid stated that the current government does not want to fight or clash with any nation, particularly the neighbors.
"Sometimes it has happened that civilians have been martyred on some borders. These cases have also happened in border areas with Pakistan, Iran and other countries. It has happened between our security forces and the other sides as a result of tension,” the acting defense minister said.
Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid stressed in the interview that the Islamic Emirate wants to have good ties with all nations, including its neighbors.
He reiterated the promise that the Islamic Emirate will never permit the use of Afghan soil against other nations, including neighboring countries.