Ned Price, the spokesman of the US State Department on Monday called on the new leaders in Afghanistan to include women in their newly formed government, Fox News informed.
Price called on the new Taliban leaders, despite their long-known history of women’s oppression and harsh ruling.
Price also cited a UN declaration that calls for immediate cease of fire and hostilities and the start of inclusive negotiations for forming a new government that will unite the country, be inclusive, and represents it with foreign countries. This, of course, includes the full and equal participation of women as well.
The spokesman also said that the US would recognize a newly formed government in Afghanistan only if it upholds human rights, alienate terrorist ideology, and most importantly protects women and girl’s rights.
But he didn’t explain how can the Taliban forces convince the US government that they have reformed to this advance.
Price also stated that despite the US troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the forces have managed to achieve the main goal of the operation: to annihilate the network responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001. He also said that American forces will still be capable of fighting terrorism after the end of Afghanistan’s war.
He claimed that the previous government in Afghanistan wouldn’t have been present for 20 years if it weren’t for the full support of the US and the rest of the world.
Price also acknowledged the emotional side of the video which shows Afghans trying to rush onto airplanes in order to flee Kabul.