United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkreiterated at a news conference on Tuesday that any improvement in its diplomatic relations with the Afghan Taliban would depend on improving the treatment of women.
The head of US diplomacy appeared on a date marked on the calendar, the second anniversary of the fundamentalists’ return to power after the sudden fall of the government of Ashraf Ghanisupported by the United States and its western allies.
Since then, no country has recognized the Taliban government, and the United States has avoided working economically with the self-proclaimed Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, partly due to criticism from critics Return to “gender apartheid”The exclusion of women and girls from schools and public spaces is among a long list of human rights violations.
“We continue to work to hold the Taliban accountable of the many commitments they have made and failed to fulfill, particularly with regard to women’s and girls’ rights,” Blinken told the media.
The diplomat said the Biden administration has made it very clear “that the path to a more normal relationship is between the Taliban and other countries.” It will be blocked unless you genuinely support women’s and girls’ rights, among other things..
Two decades later, the fundamentalists regained power an offensive against time which began with Biden’s decision to withdraw his troops from the country and ended with the fall of Kabul.
Asked about that decision, Blinken defended the withdrawal, saying the United States had not focused on other priorities: “The decision to withdraw from Afghanistan was incredibly difficult, but it was the right one.. We ended America’s longest war. For the first time in 20 years, there is not another generation of young Americans to fight and die.”