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UN Threatens To Cut Afghan Aid If Staff Harassed

Jan Kubis Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General of Afghanistan (R) and Georgette Gagnon Director of UNAMA's Human Rights Unit. (file photo)

The United Nations has threatened to cut assistance to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed.

A tweet by the official UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on September 13 said: "Intimidation and verbal attacks directed at #UN are unacceptable."

The warning comes a day after demonstrators gathered outside the UN's Kabul headquarters and accused it of aiding vote-rigging. The rally featured chants of "Death to the UN."

The UN has been monitoring a vote-rigging investigation since both presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, claimed victory and accused the other of fraud in early July.

Talks between both sides on forming a unity government have broken down.

Afghan election officials have said the final election results would be released over the next week.

Based on reporting by Reuters and