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Stanekzai: US Hindering Taliban Recognition

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, Political Deputy of the Taliban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, asserted that the United States of America remains the primary barrier to international recognition of the Taliban-led government.

Stanekzai further elaborated, stating that during diplomatic engagements, particularly with NATO and European nations, discussions consistently revolved around the prerequisite of resolving differences with the United States before broader recognition could be considered. He emphasized that these nations expressed their willingness to engage with Afghanistan once such differences were addressed.

Additionally, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai highlighted the ongoing violation of Afghanistan’s airspace by both the United States and neighboring countries, while lamenting the lack of adequate resources within the country’s air force.

It is noteworthy that the Taliban have consistently criticized the demands made by the United States and European countries, labeling them as unwarranted interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. The Taliban argue that these demands are primarily aimed at establishing influence and control over Afghanistan.

Despite having regained power in Afghanistan for over two years, the Taliban have not secured official recognition from any foreign nation.

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