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Afghanistan has Right to be ‘Accepted’: Taliban Says

September 07, 2021

The Taliban called for Afghanistan’s recognition on Monday, saying the country “has the right” to be acknowledged and prompted the global community to reopen embassies in Kabul. “The war has ended, and the country is emerging from the crisis. It is now time for reconciliation and rebuilding. “We need the people’s support,” said spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a press conference in Kabul.

Mujahid told journalists at the press conference that “Afghanistan has the right to be accepted.” “The world community should open embassies in Kabul,” he said. The Taliban spokesman also urged former military personnel to join the new force. “The Afghan forces that have been instructed over the last 20 years will be asked to reunite the security personnel besides the Taliban members.”

He stated that any insurgency against their rule would be “badly hit,” after previously claiming that they had apprehended the Panjshir Valley, the last pocket of tension. “Anyone who picks up arms and begins another resistance will, without a doubt, be our enemy.”

Technological Issues

Three weeks after taking power but with no government in place, the spokesman said a “meantime” system would be officially confirmed first to allow for changes. “Final details have been released, and we are now focusing on technical problems”. “As soon as the technological issues have been resolved, we will announce the new government.” The reopening of Kabul’s airport, which was the site of a massive US-led evacuation plan that ended last week, is a critical issue for the Taliban.

Qatar has been collaborating with the Taliban to reopen the airport, and “serious efforts” were being made to reopen it. “Technical staff from Qatar, Turkey, and the UAE is working tirelessly to fix the machinery,” and international flights would resume “soon.” Since taking power last month, the Taliban have been widely condemned by the world community, with many fearing that the government will be similar to the brutal dictatorship that ruled from 1996 to 2001.

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