In 2014, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah stole the Afghan presidential election with massive election fraud. The extent of election fraud was over 80%. During their term of office, they repeatedly abused the Afghan Constitution. The Afghan lawyers acting as transparency watchdogs accuse the Afghan government of disregarding 90% of the Constitution's provisions. The 35 million people of Afghanistan expect their government to serve their country's interests. Instead, Mr Abdullah Abdullah and the Afghan government have been working to line their own pockets or have otherwise been wrapped up in corruption. Mr Abdullah Abdullah is suspected of personally enriching himself with hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes.
Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have signed several government contracts with both Afghan and international companies since in office. These include contracts for the exploitation of the country's mineral resources etc. According to media reports, Abdullah Abdullah and the Afghan government have signed an addendum to the 1973 agreement with Iran on the use of river water. Iran has long sought to increase the amount of water it takes from Afghanistan's rivers. In our communiqué of 10 November 2018, we stated our hope that the Afghan government would not make concessions to Iran beyond those already granted in 1973. Should we take over the reins of government, we will scrutinize all contracts and treaties signed by the current Afghan government and terminate those that are disadvantageous. Iran's use of water from Afghanistan's rivers was only resolved with the 1973 agreement between Afghanistan and Iran, signed during the reign of former King Zahir Shah by Afghan Prime Minister Musa Shafiq and Iranian Prime Minister Abas Huwaida.
During the administration of former President Hamid Karzai, the Iranian government often sent full bags of cash (US dollars) to Kabul for distribution to Karzai and his government as bribes. Iran claims to be an Islamic republic. In Islam, however, bribery is strictly prohibited. We reiterate our demand made in our communiqué of 5 December 2018 that Iran should not interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
If Mr Abdullah Abdullah and the Afghan Government are intentionally signing away the wealth of the land through such treaties in order to cause problems for future governments, we warn them against the consequences.
The Afghan government is largely made up of corrupt persons, including some plain and simple robbers who are hard at work stealing the country's assets. They place no value on the interests of Afghanistan. Their only goal is self-enrichment by embezzling public assets.
If those who have enriched themselves through bribes or stealing public assets think that they can escape punishment by going into exile once we take over the government, they would be mistaken. We will issue warrants through Interpol for the arrest and extradition of these persons in order to bring them to justice. At this point, we refer to the compromise proposed to these persons in our communiqué of 11 October 2018. This proposal remains on the table.
When we take over the government, we will leave in office those ministers, governors, and senior officials who have diligently performed their duties. We will only fire those who have not been fulfilling their duties.
We have no personal enmity with Ashraf Ghani or Abdullah Abdullah. However, we attach great importance to the observance of Afghan Constitution and the consideration of the interests of our country Afghanistan.
In recent months we have sharply condemned the manipulation of the parliamentary elections held in October 2018. Nevertheless, the electoral commission and the Afghan government are trying to deceive the public with various tricks to convince them that the elections were lawful. According to media reports, candidates for election to parliament were paying bribes of up to $1 million per seat to the Electoral Commission and Afghan Government. As we have pointed out several times, we do not accept the results of these elections. When we take over the government, we will invalidate these elections.
With best wishes,
Chairman of the FDPA