After Iran & Turkey, France Attacks Afghan Taliban

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Taliban are lying and France will not have any relationship with the new government being formed. This is a statement by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian regarding the future of evaluation in Afghanistan.

“They said they would let some foreigners and Afghans go freely and (talk) about an inclusive and representative government, but they lied,” Jean-Yves Le Drian said on France 5 TV. /2021).

“France refuses to recognize or have any relationship with this government. We want action from the Taliban and they will need some breathing room for the economy and international relations. Up to them.”

Paris has evacuated some 3,000 people and has held talks with the Taliban to allow the departure. There are still a few French nationals and several hundred Afghans with ties to France remaining in Afghanistan.

France became the third country to “attack” the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Previously, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an ultimatum to the world not to rush to recognize the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he called for Afghanistan’s new government to be inclusive, adding to the importance of women and other ethnic groups being given ministerial posts.

“There is no need to rush… This is our advice to the whole world. We must act together with the international community,” Cavusoglu said in a statement.

Next is Iran which gave harsh condemnation to the Taliban in connection with its attack on the Panjshir Valley last week.

“The news coming from Panjshir is really worrying… The attack is very condemnable,” Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, said earlier this week.

“Regarding the Panjshir issue, I insist on the fact that it is resolved by dialogue in the presence of all Afghan elders,” he continued.

“The Taliban must both respect their obligations in terms of international law, and their commitments… Iran will work to end all suffering of the Afghan people in order to establish a representative government for all citizens.”

The Panjshir Valley is the only one of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces that remains outside Taliban control.

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