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Kabul Reacts to Letter of 2 US Congress Members to UN

The Islamic Emirate reacted to the letter sent by two Republican members of the US Congress to the UN that called on the United Nations to not recognize the current Afghan government in the world body, nor to lift international sanctions.

Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Michael Waltz said in the letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the appointment of the “Taliban” representative to the UN would be against the “very values that the United Nations seeks to promote."   

“It is also important to note that denying recognition to the Afghan Taliban would follow historic precedence,” the letter said.  

"We also express our opposition to any effort by the United Nations or the international community to lift sanctions against the 'Afghan Taliban,'" the letter said. 

Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said that the two US lawmakers made the remarks out of “hatred.”  

“Those who take an opposing stance toward the Islamic Emirate in the US--they are the ones who supported the war. The US war of the past 20 years was provoked and dictated by them. Now the war ended and it is in the interest of both Afghanistan and the US, but they show hatred. I can explain that this (letter) is a wrong idea,” he said.  

Lindsey and Waltz wrote: “Taliban repress the rights of women and girls, hunt down and murdered individuals who have helped the United States and other NATO forces."  

The spokesman for the Islamic Emirate’s Qatar-based political office, Suhail Shaheen, said that the Islamic Emirate was committed to fulfilling the Doha agreement signed between the US and the Islamic Emirate on February 29, 2021.    

“What is more important than the acceptance of or engagement with the Afghan government, is that Afghanistan should hold its position in the United Nations,” said Toreq Farhadi, an international relations analyst.  

This comes as the current Afghan government, despite being in power for over three months, has yet to be recognized by the international community. The US Treasury Department froze the Afghan bank assets of nearly $10 billion dollars.  

Kabul Reacts to Letter of 2 US Congress Members to UN

Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said that the two US lawmakers made the remarks out of “hatred.”  

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The Islamic Emirate reacted to the letter sent by two Republican members of the US Congress to the UN that called on the United Nations to not recognize the current Afghan government in the world body, nor to lift international sanctions.

Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Michael Waltz said in the letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the appointment of the “Taliban” representative to the UN would be against the “very values that the United Nations seeks to promote."   

“It is also important to note that denying recognition to the Afghan Taliban would follow historic precedence,” the letter said.  

"We also express our opposition to any effort by the United Nations or the international community to lift sanctions against the 'Afghan Taliban,'" the letter said. 

Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate said that the two US lawmakers made the remarks out of “hatred.”  

“Those who take an opposing stance toward the Islamic Emirate in the US--they are the ones who supported the war. The US war of the past 20 years was provoked and dictated by them. Now the war ended and it is in the interest of both Afghanistan and the US, but they show hatred. I can explain that this (letter) is a wrong idea,” he said.  

Lindsey and Waltz wrote: “Taliban repress the rights of women and girls, hunt down and murdered individuals who have helped the United States and other NATO forces."  

The spokesman for the Islamic Emirate’s Qatar-based political office, Suhail Shaheen, said that the Islamic Emirate was committed to fulfilling the Doha agreement signed between the US and the Islamic Emirate on February 29, 2021.    

“What is more important than the acceptance of or engagement with the Afghan government, is that Afghanistan should hold its position in the United Nations,” said Toreq Farhadi, an international relations analyst.  

This comes as the current Afghan government, despite being in power for over three months, has yet to be recognized by the international community. The US Treasury Department froze the Afghan bank assets of nearly $10 billion dollars.  

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