The U.S. has made a deal with the Taliban to provide humanitarian relief to Afghanistan, but President Biden claims we will not recognize the Taliban, according to The Associated Press.
The news was released following direct talks between the leaders from Afghanistan and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar.
The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said. https://t.co/L3lurWSy7s
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 10, 2021
“The U.S. delegation focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and our Afghan partners, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
The news is the first major announcement of American support for Afghanistan since its military departure on Aug. 31. More than 100,000 Afghans were evacuated, along with Americans, as the Taliban took control of the nation following two decades of U.S. presence.
The Taliban have also said it will not help the U.S. stop the Islamic State in Afghanistan. The group’s support of terrorism makes it appear the U.S. is now negotiating with terrorists, traditionally an anti-American policy.
SHOCKER!!!! They freed the ISIS prisoners, why would they help stop them? You Biden supporters should accept that this is Biden’s fault. And yours for voting the moron in. Any vet who supported him is a disgrace after this bull shut. https://t.co/pC9aNf7oWM
— daba_fett (@daba_fett) October 9, 2021
The news will be well accepted by those seeking to help those in need in Afghanistan, but it is unclear how working with the Taliban will make certain aid goes directly to the Afghan people.