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US expresses concern over Taliban government’s make-up, says ‘a close watch on action’

New Delhi: With the announcement of an all-male interim government in Afghanistan that lists veterans of their harsh regime, the United States has expressed concern about the members, but said that it would not allow the free movement of people- He will do justice to it by his actions.

The United States will keep a close eye on the individuals involved and their affiliations to the government. A State Department spokesman said, “We have noted that the declared list of names specifically includes individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women. We are looking at the affiliations and track records of some individuals. Worried about as well.” to the news agency AFP.

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“We understand that the Taliban has presented this as a caretaker cabinet. However, we will judge the Taliban by their actions, not words.” The State Department reiterated its stance that the Taliban should allow safe passage to American citizens, including Afghans.

Foreign Minister Antony Blinken, who is negotiating Afghanistan in Qatar, said the Taliban remained an ally as long as the passengers did not have travel documents, amid allegations from Republican lawmakers and activists that charter planes were stuck.

Mullah Mohamed Hassan Akhund has been appointed as his caretaker prime minister, is on the UN sanctions list and served in the Islamists’ brutal 1996-2001 regime. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be his deputy, who is a co-founder of the Taliban and was released by Pakistan under US pressure to enable him to engage in talks after the withdrawal of US troops.

While the Interior Minister is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is part of a terrorist group designated by the US, and the US announced millions of dollars for information leading to his arrest. “We have made clear our expectation that the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government,” a State Department spokesman said.

The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan to overthrow a 20-year-old Western-backed government as the US ended its longest war.


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