Afghan Upper House Call for Mohaqiq’s Prosecution Over Recent Remarks

(Last Updated On: November 28, 2017)

The Upper House members have called for Mohaqiq’s prosecution over his recent remarks made in a large gathering in Tehran and praised Afghans fighting role in the defeat of ISIS in Syria.

Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, the Upper House Speaker has described Mohaqiq’s remarks as a national treason and called on government to prosecute Mohaqiq, the Second Chief Executive Deputy of the National Unity Government (NUG).

Mr. Muslimyar further added that Afghans will never forgive Mohaqiq for the remarks he has recently made in favor of Iran-backed Afghan militia fighting against Daesh or Islamic State terror group in Syria.

Some other members of the House also stated Mohaqiq’s praise of Fatemiyoun Division as harmful and called for his prosecution.

Mohammad Mohaqiq, the Second Deputy of Abdullah Abdullah, NUG’s Chief Executive, made the remarks few days ago in a large gathering titled “Muhibban-e-Ahlobait” in the Capital of Iran, Tehran.

“I am cordially thankful of Iraq and Syria’s military, and also Iranian, Afghan, Pakistani and fighters of other countries who got victory, participating in the war – indeed in the war of Islam against the infidels and World Arrogance,” Mohaqiq noted in his speech.

He continued extending gratitude and praising Qasem Solemani, an Iranian Major General who is in charge of commanding Quds Force – a division which was primarily responsible for extraterritorial and clandestine operations, then for the fight of Iran –led forces against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Mohaqiq’s remarks has sparked many reactions inside Afghanistan and the Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, also said yesterday that the government is not in favor of Afghans involvement in any war in other countries.

However Abdullah thanked the countries which contributed to the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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