Pakistan’s NSA Moeed Yusuf said the statement which he was given on west and taliban during an Interview with British newspaper The Sunday Times on saturday was fabricated and wrongly attributed to him.
In an interview to British newspaper The Sunday Times on Saturday,Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf warned that another 9/11 is possible if the west doesn’t engage with taliban or repeats the mistakes of the 90s.
“Mark my words…If the mistakes of the nineties are made again and Afghanistan is abandoned, the outcome will be absolutely the same – a security vacuum filled by undesirable elements who will threaten everyone, Pakistan and the West,” Yusuf was quoted as saying by The Times on Saturday.
The Pakistan NSA ,Moeed Yusuf, in his press release, said that A story titled Work with the Taliban or Repeat the Horror of the 1990s, West Told, authored by Christina Lamb ,published in The Times on August 28, 2021, was a wrong interpretation of his interview.
The statement released by Pakistan’s NSA Moeed Yusuf office said “This connotation was fabricated and totally wrongly attributed to the National Security Adviser”
In the statement it is also mentioned that “the conversation that took place between Ms Lamb and the NSA is a gross mischaracterization . At no point did he state that the West should immediately recognize the Taliban, as the article states. Nor was there any warning of a second 9/11 linked to formal recognition of the Taliban,” the statement added.
Meanwhile,Christina Lamb has denied Yusuf’s allegation of “mischaracterization” and said that the interview was recorded.