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US to engage with Taliban when it’s in America’s interest

WASHINGTON: The United States would engage with the Taliban when it’s in America’s interest to do so, although it’s not yet ready to recognise the Taliban government. At a Thursday…

Hope new Afghan Govt will end ceaseless conflict: APHC

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Pakistani COAS, CIA chief discuss regional security, situation in Afghanistan

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SEARCH Ashraf Ghani apologises to nation

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US can work with a Taliban govt that fulfils its promises: Blinken Anwar IqbalPublished September 9, 2021 – Updated about 4 hours agoFacebook Count Twitter Share 24 This screengrab shows US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during an interview with Tolo News. — Photo courtesy Tolo News Youtube WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States could work with a Taliban government that fulfils its commitments and obligations, otherwise it will not. “My hope and, beyond hope, expectation is that the future government of Afghanistan will uphold those basic (human) rights. And if it does, then that’s a government that we can work with. If it doesn’t, we won’t,” Mr Blinken told Afghanistan’s Tolo news agency. Asked if the US would recognise the Taliban government, he said: “That will depend entirely on what it does, not just on what it says. And the trajectory of its relationship with us and with the rest of the world will depend on its actions.” On Tuesday, the Taliban announced an interim government dominated by the group’s old guard, with no women included. Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close aide to the group’s late founder Mullah Omar, heads the new government. When Dawn sought the US State Department’s reaction to the interim government, a spokesperson said: “We have seen the announcement and are assessing it. We note the announced list of names consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women.” The United States, the official said, was also “concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals” in the government. The head of the interim cabinet — Mullah Akhund — is on a UN blacklist. Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani is wanted by the American FBI. The FBI had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Mr Haqqani’s arrest but on Tuesday it increased the reward to $10m. “We understand that the Taliban has presented this as a caretaker cabinet. However, we will judge the Taliban by its actions, not words. We have made clear our expectation that the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government,” the State Department’s spokesperson said. “We will continue to hold the Taliban to their commitments to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans with travel documents, including permitting flights currently ready to fly out of Afghanistan to agreed-upon onward destinations,” the official added. “We also reiterate our clear expectation that the Taliban ensure that Afghan soil is not used to threaten any other countries and allow humanitarian access in support of the Afghan people. The world is watching closely.” When the interviewer reminded Secretary Blinken that the Taliban were already violating the commitments they made, he said: “We will see… whether it corrects course on any of these incidents of abusive conduct. That is going to be very important.” Asked if the US knew about and facilitated President Ashraf Ghani’s escape from Afghanistan, he said he was on the phone with the president the night before he fled the country. “He told me… he was prepared to fight to the death. In less than 24 hours, he’d left Afghanistan. So no, I certainly didn’t know about it, and we certainly did nothing to facilitate it.” Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2021 AFGHAN WAR NEWSPAPER Facebook Count Twitter Share 24 Read more US to recognise Taliban only if they respect basic rights, says Blinken Return of the Taliban Taliban announce interim government; Mohammad Hasan Akhund to be PM, Baradar deputy PM On DawnNews کووڈ 19 سے مریض کے منہ کی صحت کیسے متاثر ہوتی ہے؟ اشنا شاہ کے آنے والے گانے کی تصاویر پر مداح برہم دنیا گھومنے والے سائیکلسٹ نے پاکستان کو کیسا پایا؟ Comments (24) Name Email ALSO SUBMIT TO NEWSPAPER To submit your comment online and to the Letters Desk, enter your phone number/city below Your number will remain private and will be deleted from our servers in 48hrs Phone Number (Optional) City (Optional) Your Comment 500 CHARACTERS COMMENT MOD POLICY PopularNewestOldest Fastrack about 4 hours ago More setbacks for terrorist India. Reply Recommend 37 Fastrack about 4 hours ago The race was always going to be on to have the Taliban government as partners. Reply Recommend 11 Oneliner about 4 hours ago Are you going to do anything about Ashraf Ghani and the money took with him Reply Recommend 19 READ ALL COMMENTS

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States could work with a Taliban government that fulfils its commitments and obligations, otherwise it will not.…

Prevention of humanitarian crisis, economic meltdown in Afghanistan key priorities, FM Qureshi tells virtual moot

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China welcomes ‘end of anarchy’ with new Afghan govt

Beijing said on Wednesday it welcomed the end of “three weeks of anarchy” in Afghanistan with the establishment of a new interim government in Kabul, calling on the Taliban to restore order…

EU warns Taliban govt not ‘inclusive and representative’

The European Union on Wednesday said the “caretaker” government unveiled by the Taliban in Afghanistan failed to honour vows from the new rulers to include different groups. “Upon initial analysis of the…

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China appoints new army commander to head troops along Indian border

Gen Wang Haijiang is the fourth commander to head the Western Theatre Command after the eastern Ladakh standoff began in May last year Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed Gen…