Kabul Press: Now, after several years of accusing the Hazara Enlightenment Movement as a movement backed by the Iranian government, Pashtun politician Hanif Atmar reveals in his Farsi twitting that he himself had a close tie with the Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani who was targeted by American drones on 3 January 2020. Atmar calls Soleimani as a martyr.
بمناسبت شهادت سردار قاسم #سلیمانی مراتب همدردی و تسلیت خود را به خانواده شادروان، دولت و ملت برادر جمهوری اسلامی #ایران ابراز نموده و از ایزد متعال برایشان بهشت برین استدعا می کنم. ٣/١
In 2016, when the Hazara Enlightenment Movement was running protests against systematic discrimination in so-called country Afghanistan, Atmar was contacting ambassadors of western countries accusing the Hazara movement as a movement backed by the Iranian government. Several Kabul Press sources have confirmed that Atmar, as National Security Adviser tried to make it impossible for the Hazara civil movement to gain support from western countries.
In April 2019, Shah Hussain Murtazawi from the office of Ghani Ahmadzai also wrote in a Facebook post that “Atmar only by one sentence that Iran is behind this movement, made all embassies silent.”
On 23 July 2016, when the Hazara movement had a peaceful protest in Kabul against systematic discrimination, the Pashtunist government of Ghani Ahmadzai isolated first the rally in Deh Mazang square by blocking roads, then Pashtun terrorists killed and injured at least 400 Hazara activists in a twin bombing.