Taliban: Washington did not abide by the Doha agreement
Afghan Foreign Minister of the Taliban, Amir Khan Muttaqi, says the United States imposed sanctions on the movement instead of abiding by the Doha agreement.
The Afghan Foreign Minister of the Taliban, Amir Khan Muttaqi, affirmed that the United States did not abide by the provisions of the Doha agreement signed with it.
Muttaqi pointed out that some Taliban officials are still on the blacklist, and instead of cooperating with the movement, sanctions have been imposed on its members.
The Afghan Minister explained that the Doha agreement stipulated that the "prisoners of the Islamic Emirate would be released gradually within a few days", in addition to removing officials of the Islamic Emirate from the blacklist, however, he said that none have happened so far.
Muttaqi said that Washington has pledged to cooperate in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and will encourage other countries to do the same. Instead of cooperation, it has imposed sanctions.
He stressed that Afghanistan will never be used against the United States and its allies, with a vow to maintain economic and diplomatic relations with the United States.
On Sunday, a Taliban delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with Gulf officials in the Qatari capital, Doha, to focus on providing aid to the people in Afghanistan, in addition to discussing the human rights file there.
On the same day, the Gulf Cooperation Council held an "important meeting" with representatives of the Taliban movement, according to a council statement, which stressed "the importance of contributing to mobilizing international support to provide humanitarian aid to the Afghan people."
Moreover, last Friday, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order allowing the United States to dispose of $7 billion of Afghan Central Bank funds deposited with American financial institutions, which the Taliban denounced, saying that "the theft and confiscation of the money from the Afghan people by the United States constitutes to the lowest level of human and moral decadence in a country and a nation."
The Taliban is seeking to hold direct talks with the international community, which does not officially recognize it, to obtain humanitarian aid for Afghanistan.