Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:48 GMT

Taliban won't be recognized until they stop ongoing atrocities: Blinken

(MENAFN- Khaama Press)

US secretary of state Antonio Blinken has said that the Taliban's demands from the International community will not be accepted until they stop the ongoing violation.

Blinken added the group will not be recognized either.

The secretary of state was speaking during announcing the US new program-Program2- for resettling Afghans who have worked for the US government beyond interpreters and translators.

Blinken said that the Taliban are demanding their leaders' names to be taken out of the black list and ultimately do visits to other countries around the world which he believes will not be logical and pragmatic with the current level of violation by the group.

The US expresses concern over crimes by the Taliban days after the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in a statement cited its investigation over the alleged massacre by the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province. As per the investigation, the Taliban have killed over 40 former and current officials of the Afghan government.

Blinken reiterated the US pledge over support to Afghanistan and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and added to continue their diplomacy for achieving peace in Afghanistan.


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