“We are ready to take this battle to the enemy.
We are prepared to fight,” he said.
“This is not just about our freedom.
It is about our democracy.
We will make these people pay for this.
We have to take it on,” he added.
“We will not be able to stop it.
If we are defeated, the whole world will be destroyed,” said Zarrab.
The Taliban, meanwhile, said the US was trying to create an “international army of the masses” to fight them.
“The US and its allies are using this situation to wage war against Islam and Muslims everywhere,” said the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.
“It is a clear indication that the US government and its lackeys are preparing for a global invasion of Islam.”‘
We will have to wait for the US to decide on this’After his comments, Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah urged Muslims to “receive Islam as it was originally given to them by God”, according to a statement from the Abdullah government.
“We are prepared and ready to fight with all our might and we will have a fight to the end,” he told reporters.
“The US must give up its dream of a global army of Muslims and unite with Muslims everywhere.”
He added that he had ordered the government to set up a new army for the fight against the Taliban.
The US has not commented publicly on the issue.
The White House said it was committed to supporting Afghan security forces and to helping them to defend the Afghan people against those who seek to use terrorism against them.
“We remain committed to assisting Afghanistan in its efforts to protect itself and the Afghan population,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
The Obama administration is also considering offering US military assistance to Afghanistan in the event the Taliban decides to attack US and allied troops, a senior administration official told Reuters news agency.
The official said Washington has not yet decided on how much aid would be offered.
“If the Taliban decide to attack Afghan forces, we will continue to provide support,” the official said.