China denies Separatist militant contacts in Pakistan

A number of Chinese officials have denied reports that they are in contact with separatist militants in the troubled Pakistani province of Baluchistan to ensure the safety of the tens of billions of planned infrastructure projects planned in the region.

A report from The Financial Times this week said the secret talks between the two sides have lasted five years and Beijing has made direct contact with militants.

However, a top Chinese official who dealt directly with the region said he has not never heard of that gossip. The official himself does not want his name disclosed in the media.

Read also: Pakistan Politicians Denies Chinese Talks With Separatist Baluchistan

Sher Muhammad Bugti, representative of the Baluch Republican separatist group , also denied negotiations with China. Nevertheless, a number of other separatist leaders were hesitant to issue a similar denial.

China is planning to build One Belt One Road a development initiative in Pakistan called the China Economic Corridor of Pakistan. The main purpose of the initiative is to build a network of roads and trains that will connect Xinjiang Province in West China and the Indian Ocean through Pakistan. [ab/lt]

US Let ISIS Militant Infiltrate Afghanistan

 The US military is considered to allow members of the ISIS group, which suffered serious defeats in Syria and Iraq, to ​​infiltrate Afghanistan.

This was delivered by Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

"It is worth noting that the extremists themselves and weapons for them, according to witness statements, are often sent to Afghanistan by helicopters, "Kabulov said as quoted by media Press TV, Saturday (10/2/2018).

] "With the US and NATO fully controlling airspace over Afghanistan, there are many reasons to believe that they have a stake in it, or at least, not blocking the flight, even though Washington and Brussels deny it," the Russian diplomat .

Earlier on December 23, 2017, Kabulov warned that about 10,000 ISIS members are estimated to be in Afghanistan, and their number continues to grow.

"Daes has significantly increased his power in the country in recent years, according to our estimates, the number of militants reaches 10,000 and continues to grow, especially as new militants are arriving from Syria and Iraq," Kabulov said at the time.

In November 2017, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai told Al-Jazeera television network that the US colluded with ISIS in Afghanistan and allowed ISIS militants to flourish in the conflict country.

"In my view, under the full United States of America, oversight, military, politics, intelligence, Daesh (another name ISIS) has emerged, and for two years, Afghans screamed loudly about their suffering. Karzai said at the time.

(ita / ita)

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