Taliban led new Afghan government has an uphill task

Taliban on Tuesday announced it government that will rule Afghanistan. After 20 years the group is back at the reigns of the country and it will be a uphill task for them to make their way into the world politics. Senior Correspondent Vicky Nanajappa sheds light on how India should approach the new Afghanistan government.

With Sirajuddin Haqqani in, Taliban can forget about recognition and the world- diplomacy

New Delhi, Sep 08: The inclusion of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the proscribed terror group Haqqani Network would clearly be an irritant for the United States.

Despite US President, Joe Biden urging the Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for terrorism will serve as a minister.

The United States has said that it is concerned about the track records and affiliations of some of the people named by the Taliban in the government of Afghanistan. A US state department spokesperson in a statement said that it expects the Taliban to ensure that Afghan soil is not used to threaten any other country and allow humanitarian access in support of the people of Afghanistan.

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Ties of blood: Why there is no separating the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani Network

New Delhi, Sep 08: A little known head of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Hassan will head the Taliban’s leadership council, while the co-founder of the outfit, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who was the main face of the group which signed a peace deal with the United States will be his deputy.

Despite US President, Joe Biden urging the Taliban to cut all ties with terrorist groups, Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for terrorism will serve as an interior minister.

The relations between the Taliban and Haqqani Network have been very strong. The HQN is even closely linked to the Al-Qaeda and these aspects are likely to complicate any move by the US to cooperate with the Taliban.

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