The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has once again denied the concerns of the UN Security Council (UNSC) members about Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL) activities in Afghanistan.

TOLOnews reported on September 27 that the Islamic Emirate said in a statement that the UNSC report about the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan is not documented from evidence, which affects the reputation of the UNSC.

A part of the statement reportedly said that such propaganda gives motivations to the Daesh group and increases destabilization in the region.

“The path to negotiation and contact is effective and the Islamic Emirate believes in relations and engagement,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

The statement reportedly also said the existing sanctions on Afghanistan by the UN and other sides, and the freezing of Afghanistan’s assets abroad are the main reasons for the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

“Every problem which the international community has regarding Afghanistan, it should approach it through diplomatic paths because it cannot eliminate the problems through allegations,” said Ziaul Haq Madani, political analyst.

“After the Islamic Emirate came to power, even one acre of land is not in the hands of terrorists and Daesh has been defeated seriously.  This is negative propaganda against the government,” said Kamran Aman, a military veteran, according to TOLOnews.

The United Nations said in late August that the Daesh/ISIL terrorist group still poses a significant threat in conflict zones.

The Security Council on August 25 held a session on the latest report prepared by Secretary General Antonio Guterres on threat posed by the group to international peace and security.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov said in his speech that the threat "remains low in non-conflict areas," but the increasing violence by the terror outfit and its affiliated groups, especially in some regions of Africa, is worrying. The conflict in Sudan worsened the situation, he added.

"Daesh and its affiliates continue to constitute a serious threat in conflict zones and neighboring countries," Voronkov said.

He said there are about 20 different terrorist organizations in Afghanistan besides Daesh/ISIS, pointing out the seriousness of the security situation in the country.

The official argued that the terrorist organization has become "less hierarchical and more networked, decentralized" thanks to the efforts to combat terrorism, and that the situation in the camps where its members are kept in Syria continues to be bad.