IEA appeals for sanctions removal, denies Al-Qaeda ties

IEA appeals for sanctions removal, denies Al-Qaeda ties

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has once again urged the international community to remove the sanctions imposed on the country, saying they are hampering its economic development and humanitarian efforts.

The IEA’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, made the appeal at a press conference in Kabul on Monday, where he also announced the formation of a new commission to oversee the distribution of aid and relief items to the needy people.

Mujahid said the IEA was committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in the use of foreign assistance, and welcomed the cooperation of international organizations and donors.

He also said the IEA was working to improve the security situation in the country, and had launched operations against the remnants of Daesh and other terrorist groups.

He denied any links between the IEA and Al-Qaeda, and said the IEA had no intention of interfering in the affairs of other countries.

He also called on the neighboring countries to respect Afghanistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to refrain from supporting any anti-IEA elements.