Washington, Monday, August 16, 2021

Now that Taliban rule has been established in Afghanistan, the question is whether the Taliban government will be recognized by world powers.

When asked this question, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the US will recognize only a government in Afghanistan that protects the rights of its people and does not harbor terrorists inside its own country.

Asked about media reports that China is preparing to allow the Taliban as a legitimate government, Blinken said the Afghan government would not protect the rights of its citizens, including women and girls, and that the US allies against. Terrorist groups will be sheltered, America will certainly not recognize them.

He also warned the Taliban that if the Taliban did not respect the basic rights of the people, the government led by him would not receive international aid or lift any sanctions, and Taliban leaders would not be able to travel abroad.