Hekmatyar accuses Iran of sharing Mullah Mansour's whereabouts with US

Published: May 27, 2016
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Hizb-e-Islami leader says Iran has always stabbed Muslim Ummah in the back since its birth. PHOTO: FILE

Hizb-e-Islami leader says Iran has always stabbed Muslim Ummah in the back since its birth. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Nearly a week after Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike near Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Friday accused Tehran of sharing intelligence about Mansour’s whereabouts with the United States.

“It has now been confirmed that Iranian intelligence agencies had passed on information to American spy agents that helped drone aircraft attack Mullah Akhtar Mansoor,” Hekmatyar said in a statement.

A US drone aircraft killed the Taliban leader in Balochistan over the weekend, a move which Pakistan says has scuttled efforts for the peace process.

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“He (Mansour) came under attack at such a distance near the Iranian border when the spy aircraft reached there from Kandahar and Mansour arrived at the site from Iran at the same time,” the HIA leader said.

“While we strongly condemn the terrorist act during the peace talks, we consider it as a big and unforgivable treason by Iran,” Hekmatyar said, who is close to striking a peace deal with the Afghan government.

He said Iran has always “stabbed the Muslim Ummah in the back since its birth and has acted as inimical to the interests of the Islamic nations.”

The Hizb leader further said that his organisation wanted to finalise an agreement with the Afghan government through negotiations and should also make efforts to encourage the Taliban to join the intra-Afghan dialogue.

“We had also attached a condition for such changes within the government in Kabul to make it acceptable to the Taliban and all others,” he said.

Hekmatyar said certain elements in Afghanistan and outside, who find their interests in war, are trying to create hurdles in the peace process.

New Afghan Taliban leader vows no peace talks in audio recording

“Iran and other Iran-affiliated circles tried to frustrate peace efforts through sinister plans and propaganda at a time when the former US ambassador Khalilzad as an American envoy arrived in Kabul to foil peace talks,” the Hizb leader claimed.

Meanwhile, the Taliban started issuing videos of allegiance to their newly elected leader across Afghanistan. The Taliban media section release a video of a gathering at Farah province which shows local leader Maulvi Abdul Khaliq pledging his allegiance with Maulvi Haibatullah Akunzada.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • Sodomite
    May 27, 2016 - 2:36PM

    The Taliban are their own worst enemy. They have so many factions among themselves that they will always suffer at the hands of others. Iranians are working with the Americans in Iraq and in Afghanistan. To Hizb and the Taliban this should not come as a surprise. Pakistan state is the only one surprised. Recommend

  • Purple lip
    May 27, 2016 - 2:44PM

    He is absolutely spot on Recommend

  • May 27, 2016 - 2:56PM

    Iran is simply a US spy in our region. Recommend

  • HR
    May 27, 2016 - 3:09PM

    Pakistan should declare Iran as an enemy for outing its strategic assets.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 27, 2016 - 3:52PM

    If accusation is true, then Iran has done a great job. Pakistan should be doing the same. Taliban are bad but Hikmatyar is the worst enemy of Afghans. He was the one who destroyed Kabul after Russian withdrawal. Recommend

  • touseef ahmed
    May 27, 2016 - 4:12PM

    he is right. afghan warlords cannot afford peaceRecommend

  • Abbas
    May 27, 2016 - 4:26PM

    Meaning Less Statement . If Iran want to use USA against Taliban they was do it in 2001.Recommend

  • Abbas
    May 27, 2016 - 4:36PM

    I remember ! In 2001 Iran was said that we do not help to big evil against small evil. A that time is was more easy than now.Recommend

  • jay
    May 27, 2016 - 4:50PM

    @Shahid Akram:
    you have come up with the most enlighten comment.. bravo.. LOLRecommend

  • Sonya
    May 27, 2016 - 5:39PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: This is the only comment by you so far that I also endorse. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 27, 2016 - 5:44PM

    i dont know much about politics or world economy … I surely have realised that Iran is a gutsy country standing up alone to KSA and Uncle Sam . Recommend

  • Abu Adam
    May 27, 2016 - 6:11PM

    First exposing Pakistan for its help to Iran in nuclear technology by Iran itself then uzair balouch,kulbushan yadhev,strategic partnership with country which itself is in strategic partnership with Israel and now mullah Mansoor incident…thank you Iran for ur brotherly love…..Recommend

  • Mahmoud
    May 27, 2016 - 7:24PM

    Hekmatyar is not a human being he is probably the worse of them all ,he is disappointed because he himself spend a lot of time in Iran so he is now scared and accuses others of being against the peace process.One thing he doesn’t say is that in Iran there is no terrorism even though it shares a long border with Afghanistan …Recommend

  • Observer
    May 27, 2016 - 8:10PM

    Iran did that to please visiting Indian PM. Recommend

  • mind control
    May 27, 2016 - 10:25PM

    Hekmatyar???
    Hekmatyar??

    Is he the same guy who was recruited as a stooge way back in 1974??

    Babar’s connection with Afghanistan spanned several decades. Several books, including Steve Coll’s Ghost Warsand Ahmed Rashid’s Descent into Chaos, mention that Babar trained Afghan leaders such as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Ahmed Shah Massoud in the 1970s to launch a guerrilla movement.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/101748/naseerullah-babar-passes-away/

    Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 28, 2016 - 12:36AM

    Iran is fighting US, Israel Saudis, & Sheikhdoms who are partners to destroy Islamic values in Islamic world.. This man Hikmatyar had been a guest in Iran and enjoying VIP status. He tried his best to take over Kabul Government but failed because of lack of support, honesty and sincerity to the cause of free Afghanistan.Strange enough that the person who was against Talibans is bursting against Iran.Recommend

  • Gobi gosht
    May 28, 2016 - 2:25AM

    Hikmatyar is himself biggest bootlicker of americans. His son in law dr ghairat baheer is living in islamabad sector f-10/2 and buying multiple properties around city with us funded money! Spill some beans on yourself too!Recommend

  • Hanif Rehman
    May 28, 2016 - 5:22AM

    @Shahid Akram:
    You are a Zionist agent, a troll, your job is to destroy the people of the region. Maybe a Al Saud family agent as well.Recommend

  • Hanif Rehman
    May 28, 2016 - 5:25AM

    @HR:
    Yes, with your suggestion of Iran as an enemy, India as an enemy, Afghanistan as an enemy, Pakistan will be destroyed in a year or two. You are the ENEMY!Recommend

  • Jadugar
    May 28, 2016 - 6:59AM

    If Iran is a spy for US, then what is Saudia Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, UAE Turkey etc. We may point finger at each other but we are all spies and savant to the West, in form or other.Recommend

  • Mahmoud
    May 28, 2016 - 7:08AM

    Hanif ,I agree with you, the only Pakistan friend left is China .
    A country that is persecuting its Muslim minority…Recommend

  • SYED
    May 28, 2016 - 7:58AM

    Keep blaming Iran, India, America, Afghanistan, but don’t talk about Pakistan’s policies due to which Pakistan is burning today and the others blamed countries are happy and progressing. But Yes, Iran is bad, India is bad. But Pakistan ?Recommend

  • BlackHat
    May 28, 2016 - 9:50AM

    Accusing Iran doesn’t make sense. Even if you assume the that to be true, the drone couldn’t have entered Pakistan airspace undetected and carry out the mission without any response from the Military.Recommend

  • syed & syed
    May 28, 2016 - 2:16PM

    @Gobi gosht:Please tell Ch. Nisar, the minister incharge that how a afghan national is purchasing properties in Pakistan. Will Chaudhary Sahib check his CNIC of son in law of HikmatyarRecommend

  • Javaid
    May 28, 2016 - 3:37PM

    Iran is deepening differences between Muslims.Recommend

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