Will Russia recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan?
MOSCOW, ($1=73.37 Russian Rubles) – The Taliban’s Afghan government is unlikely to be automatically recognized by Russia, it must demonstrate that it is ready to follow the country’s civilized path of development, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Interfax. This was stated to Interfax by the head of the Committee on International Affairs at the Federation Council Vladimir Jabarov.
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“Automatic recognition of the new government is hardly possible. This should show in practice how ready it is to defend freedom, to carry out the civilized development of the country,” Jabarov told Interfax, commenting on the composition of the government announced by the Taliban.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of an hour. We need to look at their actions,” Jabarov said.
Answering the question about the exclusion of the Taliban from the list of terrorists, Jabarov noted that “this issue will need coordination within the UN Security Council.” “Most likely this should be an agreed decision,” the senator added.
Taliban spokesman Vardak Alhanafi said earlier that the full cabinet of the radical movement that had seized power in Afghanistan had been announced.
“It was advisable to announce the government first and then hold ceremonies,” Alhanafi wrote on Twitter.
According to him, Mohammad Hassan Ahund has been appointed head of the Taliban cabinet, Mullah Baradar Ahund is his first deputy, and Maulavi Abdul Salam Hanafi is his second deputy prime minister.
Mullah Muhammad Yakub, Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Mottaki has been appointed Acting Defense Minister. Mullah Sirajuddin Haqqani was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs, Mullah Hidayatullah Badri – Minister of Finance, Mullah Khairullah Khairhwa – Minister of Information and Culture.
The situation in Afghanistan
After a 20-year presence on August 31, US troops left Afghanistan. According to US President Joe Biden, the United States has done what it set out to do: eliminate the al Qaeda terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks and prevent Afghanistan from becoming a center of terrorism.
His words do not correspond to reality. According to a US intelligence report, at least 20 small terrorist groups are currently operating in Afghanistan, radicalized over the past 20 years due to the foreign presence. Various reports suggest al-Qaeda terrorists are joining the Taliban and Islamic State will establish a presence in Afghanistan.
Earlier, the same US report said that Kabul would collapse within six months, but the US president withheld this information. He tried hard to convince the public that there was no such option in front of Afghanistan and cited the thousands of troops and equipment of the Asian country. Despite Joe Biden’s “optimism,” the Taliban took over almost the entire country within a month and entered Kabul. Former President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
At present, there is only one territory left in Afghanistan that has not been conquered by the Taliban, and that is the province of Panjshir. Anti-Taliban forces and Afghan soldiers have positioned themselves in it. The anti-Taliban coalition is led by Ahmad Massoud.
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