The deputy spokesman for the US Department of State, Vedant Patel, said that if the Taliban intends to seek international recognition, they need to "start directly with the actions and the policies they choose to undertake in Afghanistan."
Speaking at a press conference in Washington DC, Patel said that the US is “going to be watching very closely and will continue to take appropriate actions as needed.”
“As it relates to the United States and Taliban, we have been incredibly clear, quite regularly condemning the clear backsliding that we are seeing in Afghanistan, the egregious human rights abuses, the marginalization of women and girls,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate said that ensuring the rights of women is an internal issue and no country should interfere in this regard.
“The Islamic Emirate has its own rules in issues of values and women—whatever the Islamic Sharia allows and whatever is ensured is based on Shariah. The Americans and other countries should not interfere in the internal issues of Afghanistan,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
This comes as political analysts said that the issue of recognition is linked to the formation of an inclusive government, and the fulfillment of the international community’s wishes.
If the interim Afghan government does not take “some of the rules and procedures on the international level to recognize the government and doesn’t take practical actions to eliminate restrictions against them, it will not be recognized by the international community, particularly the US,” said Najib Rahman Shamal, political analyst.
“The main content and the fundamental issue is a change in the current political government of Afghanistan,” said Wais Naseri, political analyst.
This comes as acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani at a gathering in Logar said that the Islamic Emirate does not need recognition of other countries as it has the support of the people of Afghanistan.