The United States has terminated the designation of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally.
According to a statement from the White House, US President Joe Biden used the authority granted to him by the US Constitution to remove Afghanistan's name from this list.
“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2321k) (the “Act”), I hereby terminate the designation of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States for the purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.),” the White House statement reads.
This title was given to Afghanistan in 2012 during the presidency of Barack Obama.
"When America was an ally of Afghanistan, it used to spend a lot in the military sector and strengthen the Afghan army, but now that this arrangement has been terminated, America does not provide military help to Afghanistan,” said Tariq Farhadi, political analyst.
Meanwhile, according to a statement from the US State Department, the Special Envoys and Representatives for Afghanistan from the EU, France, Germany, and other nations expressed their concerns about the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, violations of human rights, and other issues during a meeting.
A statement said the group “emphasized that enduring peace and stability in Afghanistan requires a credible and inclusive national dialogue leading to a constitutional order with a representative political system; noted that the risk of armed conflict is likely to increase significantly without a broadly representative and accountable government chosen through a credible process in which all adult Afghan women and men can participate; and called on the Taliban to fulfil their commitment made in the February 2020 Doha Agreement to participate in intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations over a political roadmap that leads to a new Afghan Islamic government,” the statement reads.
“The formation of an inclusive government, respecting human rights, fighting against terrorist groups are the demands of the world and the people of Afghanistan from the Taliban. If the Taliban do not implement it, they will surely suffer,” said Wali Frozan, political analyst.
But the Islamic Emirate has stated that the creation of an inclusive government is an Afghan domestic matter and that Afghanistan's soil will not be used against any nation.
The countries with which the United States has strategic alliance ties but are not NATO members are referred to as major non-NATO allies of the United States.
In addition to Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Qatar, the United States today has 18 major non-NATO allies.