If Taliban fulfill promises, US can work with its government: Blinken
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken speaking to Afghan TV Tolo

If Taliban fulfill promises, US can work with its government: Blinken

News Desk: 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that American can work with a Taliban government that fulfils its promises and obligations, otherwise it will not.

“My hope and, beyond hope, expectation is that the future government of Afghanistan will uphold those basic (human) rights. And if it does, then that’s a government that we can work with. If it doesn’t, we won’t,” Mr Blinken told Afghanistan’s Tolo news agency.

Asked if the US would recognise the Taliban government, he said: “That will depend entirely on what it does, not just on what it says. And the trajectory of its relationship with us and with the rest of the world will depend on its actions.”

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced an interim government dominated by the group’s old guard, with no women included. Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close aide to the group’s late founder Mullah Omar, heads the new government.

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