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English transcript of Hekmatyar TV interview

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ZDF, 5 November 2010
In this interview, Hekmaryar rejected any elections under President Karzai and says ‘We will only accept elections under Islamic rules and after we get freedom from all the occupational forces leave Afghanistan […]. All Islamic Afghan parties should have a consensus after this that they will not be a partner of foreign money or arms and let the outsiders choose their leadership’. He also claims that Hezb-e Islami does not have ‘any connection, contract or agreements with the Taleban and al-Qaeda’. He further ditances himself from those former Hezb member who had joined ‘the puppet government due to selfish motivations’.

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