Taliban Says Failure to Recognize Their Government Could Have Global Effects

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KABUL—The Taliban called connected the United States and different countries connected Saturday to admit their authorities successful Afghanistan, saying that a nonaccomplishment to bash truthful and the continued freezing of Afghan funds overseas would pb to problems not lone for the country, but for the world.

No state has formally recognized the Taliban authorities since the insurgents took implicit the state successful August, portion billions of dollars successful Afghan assets and funds overseas person besides been frozen, adjacent arsenic the state faces terrible economical and humanitarian crises.

“Our connection to America is, if unrecognition continues, Afghan problems continue, it is the occupation of the portion and could crook into a occupation for the world,” Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told journalists astatine a quality league connected Saturday.

He said the crushed the Taliban and the United States went to warfare past clip was besides due to the fact that the 2 did not person ceremonial diplomatic ties.

The United States invaded Afghanistan successful 2001 pursuing the Sept. 11, 2001, onslaught aft the then-Taliban authorities refused to manus implicit al-Qaeda main Osama bin Laden.

“Those issues which caused the war, they could person been solved done negotiation, they could person been solved done governmental compromise too,” Mujahid said.

He added that designation was the close of the Afghan people.

While nary state has recognized the Taliban government, elder officials from a fig of countries person met with the movement’s enactment some successful Kabul and abroad.

The latest sojourn was by Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow, who was successful Kabul connected Saturday. The 2 sides discussed the speedy implementation of the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) state pipeline, Mujahid said earlier connected Twitter.

China’s overseas minister, Wang Yi, met Taliban officials successful Qatar earlier this week. Mujahid said connected Saturday that China had promised to concern transport infrastructure and to springiness Kabul’s exports entree to Chinese markets via neighboring Pakistan.

Mujahid besides spoke astatine magnitude astir the issues facing borderline crossings, peculiarly with Pakistan, which person seen predominant closures and protests successful caller days. The crossings are important for landlocked Afghanistan.

He said superior talks connected the substance were held erstwhile Pakistan’s overseas curate had traveled to Kabul past week.

By Gibran Peshimam and Islamabad newsroom

Reuters

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