The United States (US) has given conditions for the Taliban government in Afghanistan to be recognized by it.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that the Taliban fighters on Sunday, 15th August, 2021 invaded the outskirts of Kabul, demanding transfer of power.
Unfortunately, the US president, Joe Biden, ordered the withdrawal of the US army who have been protecting the country from the militant for over 18 years.
Following this withdrawal, the Taliban fighters were able to gain entry into the presidential palace, causing the Afghanistan president, Ashraf Gani to flee the country.
For Afghanistan to be able to make alliance with the US, the government of the United States has demanded fulfillment of certain conditions by the Taliban government before it can recognize it.
Disclosing the conditions is the US Department spokesman, Ned Price during an interview with reporters on Monday.
Prince stated that the US would only recognise a Taliban government in Afghanistan if it respects the rights of women and shuns, denounces extremist movements such as Al-Qaeda.
“Ultimately when it comes to our posture towards any future government in Afghanistan, it will depend upon the actions of that government. It will depend upon the actions of the Taliban,
“A future Afghan government that upholds the basic rights of its people, that doesn’t harbor terrorists and that protects the basic rights of its people including the basic fundamental rights of half of its population – its women and girls — that is a government we would be able to work with,” AFP quoted Price as saying.
He said that the US negotiator on Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, remained in the Taliban’s diplomatic base of Qatar and that US officials have been in talks with the insurgents in the Gulf state.
Furthermore, President of the United States, Joe Biden promised to prioritise the treatment of women and girls under the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“We will continue to support the Afghan people. We will lead with our diplomacy, our international influence and our humanitarian aid. We’ll continue to push for regional diplomacy and engagement to prevent violence and instability.
“We’ll continue to speak out for the basic rights of the Afghan people, of women and girls, just as we speak out all over the world.
“I’ve been clear, the human rights must be the centre of our foreign policy, not the periphery. But the way to do it is not through endless military deployments. It’s with our diplomacy, our economic tools and rallying the world to join us.” Biden said during his national address on Monday.