Global response to Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

A member of Taliban forces inspects the place exterior Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Aug 16 (Reuters) – Next are some of the most up-to-date reactions to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan:

BRITISH Foreign SECRETARY DOMINIC RAAB

Britain will use all the signifies it has at its disposal to maintain the Taliban to account in Afghanistan, Raab stated when requested about attainable sanctions versus the country.

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-General ANTONIO GUTERRES

Guterres named on the U.N. Protection Council to “use all applications at its disposal to suppress the global terrorist risk in Afghanistan” and warranty that simple human rights will be highly regarded.

U.S. REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM

“If President Biden definitely has no regrets about his final decision to withdraw, then he is disconnected from fact when it will come to Afghanistan.”

U.S. REPUBLICAN Agent JIM Banks

“We have hardly ever witnessed an American chief abdicate his duties and leadership like Joe Biden has. He’s in hiding. The lights are on at the White Residence, but nobody’s house. In which is Joe Biden?”

JIM MESSINA, A WHITE Dwelling DEPUTY Main OF Staff Beneath Previous PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

“We have been there 20 decades. It is America’s longest-functioning war, it is time to get out,” he reported on Fox. “Why ought to American troops be battling a civil war that Afghan troops this 7 days refused to struggle for them selves, it was time to get out.”

TALIBAN SPOKESMAN MOHAMMAD NAEEM

“We request all international locations and entities to sit with us to settle any concerns,” he told Al Jazeera Television.

“We have attained what we had been trying to find, which is the liberty of our country and the independence of our persons.

“We do not consider that international forces will repeat their unsuccessful working experience in Afghanistan after all over again.”

U.S. Nationwide Security ADVISER JAKE SULLIVAN

“He (President Joe Biden) is geared up to marshall the intercontinental local community on this situation. He cares passionately about these human rights queries,” he told NBC’s Today.

“But that was not a motive for the United States to enter a third 10 years of war in the middle of an interior conflict in yet another nation.”

IRANIAN PRESIDENT EBRAHIM RAISI

“America’s army defeat and its withdrawal have to become an chance to restore everyday living, safety and strong peace in Afghanistan.

“Iran backs attempts to restore security in Afghanistan and, as a neighbouring and brother country, Iran invites all teams in Afghanistan to get to a countrywide arrangement.”

EUROPEAN UNION Overseas Plan Chief JOSEP BORRELL

“Afghanistan stands at a crossroads. Security and wellbeing of its citizens, as very well as worldwide security, are at engage in,” he stated, convening EU overseas ministers.

QATAR International MINISTER MOHAMMED BIN ABDULRAHMAN AL-THANI

“There is intercontinental worry about the quickly pace of developments and Qatar is executing its utmost to bring a tranquil transition, specifically following the vacuum that occurred.”

BRITISH DEFENCE SECRETARY BEN WALLACE

“I acknowledge that the Taliban are in handle of the state,” he instructed Sky News. “I indicate, you you should not have to be a political scientist to location which is exactly where we’re at.

“That’s not on the playing cards, that we’re heading to go back.”

“The evidence of the pudding will be certainly in their (Taliban’s) actions somewhat than their rhetoric.”

SOMALIA’S AL SHABAAB INSURGENTS

“Allahu Akbar (God is greatest), congratulations,” al Shabaab’s radio station mentioned. “The U.S. and other hundreds of 1000’s of foreign forces fled the state. The 20-calendar year jihad (struggle) has grow to be truth.”

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

“This subject will retain us active for a incredibly long time,” she mentioned, according to sources in her party, referring to evacuations and individuals fleeing Afghanistan.

PAUL ZIEMIAK, Standard SECRETARY OF MERKEL’S CDU Celebration

“For us, it is very clear that 2015 (immigration wave) should not be repeated. We will never be able to address the Afghanistan dilemma through migration to Germany.”

AUSTRALIAN Prime MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON

“As a lover fully commited for many several years to supporting Afghanistan make its future, we are deeply anxious at the likely for more decline of life and struggling.

“The Taliban will be held entirely accountable for any killing or other mistreatment of Afghan navy and other security forces who have surrendered or been captured.”

NEW ZEALAND Prime MINISTER JACINDA ARDERN

“What we want to see is females and ladies getting capable to access work and instruction. These are issues that have historically not been offered to them exactly where there has been governance by Taliban.

“The entire entire world is viewing. Taliban is generating promises about the kind of administration they desire to be. We would implore them to permit men and women to go away securely.

“It is really not a matter of trust – it can be going to be all about the actions, not the words and phrases.”

Reporting by Reuters bureaux Compiled by Andrew Cawthorne and Jane Merriman Editing by Jan Harvey and Alex Richardson

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