While other countries are fighting for acceptance of the new Taliban regime in Kabul, one country has made clear where it is going. Neighboring Tajikistan has been criticized by the government and its anti-Afghan capital.
Ahmad Massoud, leader of the National Resistance Front in Afghanistan and son of former Soviet leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, Amrullah Saleh, vice-president and independent, and Abdul Latif Pedram, leader of Afghanistan’s National Congress, have all been protected. Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
Afghanistan’s neighbors in central Asia fear that Taliban insurgents could provoke unrest and promote drug trafficking in the region, as well as an influx of refugees. But especially in Tajikistan, to help the Tajik people who form the Afghan army and have been discriminated against in the past, is impossible.
“All the weight of the evils of globalization falls on the shoulders of neighboring countries,” said Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, referring to the US withdrawal last month of its last troops in Afghanistan, ending its 20-year war there.
“If we stop this carelessly, there is a risk of a recurrence in 2001,” he said, referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States that led the US to take action in Afghanistan.
The history of the two countries is already linked, with the Tajiks – the second largest group in Afghanistan – fleeing there during the 1990s civil war.
Demonstrating Rahmon’s strong ties with the opposition leaders, this month he paid tribute to his father Massoud of Tajikistan for supporting them in the civil war in Tajik. Rahmon supported the opposition Northern Alliance, led by Massoud during the Taliban regime in the 1990s.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the region’s western ambassador said Rahmon could use the Taliban’s threats to support their domestic support and as a “pretext against the opposition” and to establish alternative anti-terrorism measures.
The ousted government in Afghanistan and the resistance, which is fighting the Taliban in Panjsher province in Afghanistan, are using the Dushanbe capital in Tajikistan to plan what they will do. “We are planning to make an announcement against the Taliban in less than a month,” said Pedram, who has $ 200,000 in Taliban’s head. He and his wife, journalist became politician Fereshta Hazrati, a cousin of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, who heads the council.
Since the Taliban do not want to negotiate with the federal government, they have no choice but to go to war, Pedram said. “Either we accept Islam or we reject it. Nothing is more important to us than freedom. We will not be able to live in a place where we are under Muslim rule, “he said.
Anti-retroviral treatment will grow as it grows, he said. Although it is currently paid by affluent Afghanistan, it is also expected to have the help of Russia, a security guard in central Asia. “We want good relations with all countries in the region. “But in all, Russia has a lot of power, no doubt,” he said.
Pedram says the refusal is a “very good” connection with Moscow “through service” and Rahmon, who has been in power since the fall of the Soviet Union, is expected to push charges against President Vladimir Putin next time.
But Temur Umarov, a Central Asian specialist at the Carnegie Moscow Center, doubts that the refusal could depend on support from Moscow. “Russia understands that what lies ahead in Afghanistan is what the Taliban play a vital role there while the opposition can no longer seize power even in some regions,” Umarov said.
Opponents say Afghan weapons, such as copper, lithium, iron and aluminum, strengthen Moscow. “It is also a war of attrition. “The Russian people are not only helping us for God’s sake, but also helping us financially,” Pedram said.
While the main opposition is facing controversy, while Pedram and Massoud do not want to work with Saleh, they are united in the need for international support.
Mohammad Zahir Aghbar, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan from the former government and now considering Saleh’s deputy, said: “We do not want a number of countries to help us, we want foreign countries to help us.