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United Nations refuses to recognize Taliban interim government

Abdullah Amirzada
Press TV, Kabul


A resolution was recently presented to the UN General Assembly for the first time after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.

While discussing issues including security, terrorism and the social and economic situation, the Assembly significantly refrained to recognize the Taliban as a government. Experts believe this could affect the nation.

In response to this resolution, Sohail Shaheen, the head of the political office of the Islamic Emirate in Qatar, said according to Islamic principles and values, the Taliban are committed to fulfilling all the legitimate rights and demands of the people, and that they are trying to provide the right means and environment to achieve this goal. Experts say the recognition of the Taliban could have positive results.

Since the Taliban took control 15 months ago, their non-recognition, along with the sanctions imposed on the central bank and the freezing of Afghan assets, has driven the economy of the country to the brink of collapse.

It’s believed the recognition of Taliban may be a way to improve the situation in the country, but on the other hand, releasing assets and removing sanctions could also be effective.


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