The US Department of State said that Washington does “not support violent opposition against the Taliban."
“We are monitoring the recent uptick in violence closely and call on all sides to exercise restraint and to engage. This is the only way that Afghanistan can confront its many challenges,” a State Department spokesperson told The Foreign Desk as cited by the Long War Journal.
“We want to see the emergence of stable and sustainable political dispensation via peaceful means. We do not support organized violent opposition to the Taliban, and we would discourage other powers from doing so as well,” the US State Department representative said.
Analysts said the Islamic Emirate needs to form a policy through which it can alleviate the current challenges in Afghanistan.
“Diplomatic representatives are meeting the representatives of the Islamic Emirate. We call for a policy to rescue Afghanistan from the current situation,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, a political analyst.
Meanwhile, the US Department of State in a separate statement expressed concerns over human rights abuses in Afghanistan.
“We are alarmed by human rights abuses in Afghanistan, often attributed to the Taliban, and are disturbed by the extensive restrictions on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by Afghan women and girls. The resolution will enable Afghan civil society to address the HRC directly during its September session,” the statement said.
“The concerns and resolutions have come from the international community but they have had no effect on the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan,” said Beheshta Baluch, a women’s rights activist.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate denied any violations of human rights in Afghanistan and said that the rights of all citizens are ensured based on Islamic Sharia.
“The Islamic Emirate is committed to all the rights which are given by Islam to the people, and all their rights are ensured,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Earlier, the UN Human Rights Council issued a resolution expressing concerns over restrictions imposed by the Islamic Emirate on women.
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