Britain wants economic sanctions on Taliban

FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, March 18, 2021, Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for an international peace conference in Moscow, Russia. A delegation of the Taliban visited Moscow on Thursday, July 8, 2021 to offer assurances that their quick gains in Afghanistan don't threaten Russia or its allies in Central Asia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Britain wants the G-7 countries to impose new sanctions against the Taliban. A meeting of this group is to be held on Tuesday, in which Britain can bring this proposal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called an emergency meeting of G-7 countries to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The group will include representatives from the US, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada, apart from the current chairman of the UK. Britain believes the G-7 should consider imposing economic sanctions on the Taliban, citing a government official, news agency Reuters reported. If it is allowed to be used, then the help given on humanitarian grounds should be stopped. On Sunday, US President Joe Biden told reporters that the Taliban had taken no action against the US military and broadly kept its promise to allow American people to the airport.

The US military is maintaining control of Kabul airport. When asked if he would support Britain’s proposal for sanctions on the Taliban, Biden said, “The answer is yes. It will depend on behavior.” The need for international cooperation The Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 and ousted President Ashraf Ghani left the country. Since then a large number of Afghans and foreign nationals have been trying to leave the country. That the Taliban can re-enact its brutal 20-year-old rule.

On Sunday, Johnson said on Twitter: “It is imperative that the international community work together to evacuate people to prevent a humanitarian crisis and to help preserve the progress made by the Afghan people over the past 20 years.” ” British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said last week that sanctions could be used to increase pressure on the Taliban, but according to a Western diplomat, any sanctions against the Taliban are unlikely to be implemented immediately. In the US, President Joe Biden is already facing criticism over his decision to withdraw US troops. Last week he said the G-7 would take a common stance on the Taliban. He has already met British Prime Minister Johnson Apart from this, he has held separate talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Maria Draghi.

Johnson wants the deadline for the complete withdrawal of US forces from the Taliban to be extended beyond August 31 so that more people can be evacuated from there. Biden has said that he is considering the proposal. The US military has said that commercial planes have been ordered to bring people from Kabul. The US Army has deployed 18 commercial aircraft for this purpose.

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