Taliban leader pleads for help in first address — Analysis

The chief of the Taliban has delivered his first televised deal with for the reason that group took energy in Afghanistan in mid-August. He vowed to not intervene in different international locations, and requested for worldwide help.

“We guarantee all of the international locations that we are going to not intervene of their inner affairs and we wish to have good financial relations with them,” Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, the co-founder of the Taliban and now the prime minister of its authorities, promised on Saturday.

Learn extra

Taliban reveals agenda of upcoming talks with Washington

Throughout his 30-minute speech, Hassan insisted that the Taliban has been “attempting as a lot as attainable to resolve the issues of the individuals,” which he blamed on the nation’s earlier US-backed authorities, calling it the “weakest on the planet.”

Afghanistan is dealing with the prospect of a humanitarian catastrophe, with half of its 38 million individuals getting ready to hunger, in line with UN estimates. Inflation has been uncontrolled and meals costs have soared because the nation’s already struggling economic system was additional crippled by sanctions and the withdrawal of international help after the facility seize by the Taliban as US troops have been pulled in another country. This international help previously accounted for as much as 75% of the Afghan funds underneath the earlier administration. 

“We ask all of the worldwide charity organizations to not withhold their help and to assist our exhausted nation,” the Taliban chief mentioned.

He additionally reiterated the decision on Washington to unlock the $10 billion in Afghan funds it froze in response to the regime change within the nation.

Hassan’s deal with comes forward of subsequent week’s talks between the Taliban and the US within the Qatari capital of Doha. The group earlier mentioned it was planning to push for the Biden administration to acknowledge its authorities and search American help in reconstructing Afghanistan in the course of the negotiations.

Suppose your pals would have an interest? Share this story!



Related Articles

Back to top button