Former Afghanistan Spy Chief calls Taliban the “Wagner Group” of the United States

Former chief of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, Rahmatullah Nabil, has described Biden’s recent statements regarding cooperation with the Taliban a “groundbreaking revelation” that exposes the true nature of the Taliban.

“President Biden has made a groundbreaking revelation by exposing the hidden annexes of the Doha deal, shedding light on the true nature of the Taliban as the Wagner Group of the United States in this region.” Rahmatullah Nabil wrote in a tweet on Saturday. 

Biden’s statements, which claim the absence of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s collaboration in combating this network, have sparked reactions within the Afghan political sphere.

The National Resistance Front (NRF), an anti-Taliban armed group, has responded to Biden’s remarks by asserting that international terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS “are still active in Afghanistan.”

Ali Maysam Nazari, the NRF Head of Foreign Relations emphasized in a tweet on Saturday that, “Unquestionably, international terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS maintain an active presence in Afghanistan. Since August 2021, their survival and rapid growth have been undeniably facilitated by the Taliban terrorist group.”

“The International Community’s current negligence concerning terrorism’s threat to global security will, unfortunately, lead to future regrets.” He warned.

In contrast, the Taliban has welcomed Biden’s statement regarding the absence of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, claiming that it reflects a true understanding of the situation.

During a press conference on Friday, when questioned about Afghanistan, President Joe Biden stated, “Remember what I said about Afghanistan? I said Al Qaeda would not be there. I said we’d get help from the Taliban. What’s happening now? What’s going on? Read your press. I was right.”

This Biden statement contradicts the recent report by the UN Security Council, which specifically highlighted the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan.