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There is evidence US secretly sponsoring Daesh in Afghanistan: Russian envoy

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Zamir Kabulov, Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan, says the US is seeking to secretly sponsor Daesh. (File photo by AP)

A senior Russian diplomat and presidential envoy to Afghanistan says there is evidence the United States is trying to secretly sponsor the Daesh terrorist group in the country in order to undermine the current de-facto political dispensation. 

Zamir Kabulov said on Friday that Washington seeks revenge for its disgraceful defeat in the South Asian country and aims to secretly sponsor the Takfiri terrorist group to cause more devastation in the war-torn country.

"Yes, there is such data, they [the US authorities] do it not for good, but for harm, because they really want to avenge their shameful military-political defeat in Afghanistan," he told a Russian broadcaster.

"And, in retaliation, they do everything so that peace is not established in this long-suffering land, but even worse is that, in addition to contacts with the armed opposition in Afghanistan, the Anglo-Saxons secretly sponsor the Daesh."

The Taliban staged a stunning comeback in last August after overthrowing the US-backed administration in Kabul. In the last year, US sanctions and freeze on Afghan assets have spawned one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the war-ravaged country.

The US invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, despite the fact that no Afghan national was involved in the attacks. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans died in the US aggression on the country.

The war was waged in the name of fighting the Taliban and bringing security to the country. But Washington’s nearly two decades of military presence ended with a hasty withdrawal and left a legacy of destruction and insecurity there.

A spate of deadly terror attacks has rocked Afghanistan in recent months, sending ripples of fear and panic across the country, and challenging the de-facto rulers in Kabul over a year after the botched exit of US-led allied forces.

Most of these attacks have been claimed by the Daesh terrorist group, which has managed to regain a foothold in the crisis-stricken country lying at the crossroads of South and Central Asia with the overt and covert support of foreign spy agencies.

Many regional observers believe that the group's resurgence is backed by the Western states. Having been humiliated and thrown out of the war-ravaged country, foreign powers see a new ally in Daesh to push their agendas in the country.

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi recently pointed to this fact by holding Western spy services responsible for violence in Afghanistan.

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