US administrationof, Kabul EmbassyIt was claimed that he conveyed that “the Taliban’s entry into the capital would be more easily accepted by both the international community and the Afghans” if they did not interfere with the evacuation of the personnel in the capital and avoided conflict with the American soldiers who went there for this purpose.
American Washington Post (WP) newspaper and AfghanistanIn the news that discussed the latest situation in , it was stated that the US administration took initiatives to prevent the Taliban from attacking American soldiers.
Reminding that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban officials in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and held talks with the Taliban, it was reported that the US wanted the US “not to do anything until the evacuation of the personnel at the Kabul Embassy” from the Taliban.
According to the news, US officials conveyed to the Taliban the assessment that “the Taliban’s entry into the capital would be more easily accepted by both the international community and the Afghan people” if they did not interfere with the evacuation of the personnel at the Kabul Embassy and did not engage in conflict with the American soldiers who went there.
In the news published in the New York Times (NYT) newspaper on Friday, regarding the contacts the USA established with the Taliban in order to carry out the evacuation process in question without any problems, the US negotiators assured that they would not attack the American Embassy in the capital by contacting the Taliban, which is likely to seize Kabul. It was stated that they were trying to get
In the same report, Khalilzad “hopes to convince the Taliban leaders that the embassy must remain open and secure, anticipating that they will want to receive American financial and other aid as part of a future Afghan government.” were also included.
NYT: US asks Taliban for assurances not to attack its embassy in Kabul
On the other hand, the USA TalibanIn the event of the capture of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, American EmbassyIt was alleged that he wanted assurances not to be touched.
New York Times In the article published in the newspaper, it was stated that the US negotiators tried to get assurances that they would not attack the American Embassy in the capital by contacting the Taliban, which is considered likely to seize Kabul, citing two senior American officials who did not want their names to be disclosed.
In the article, which states that the US has contacted the Taliban administration under the leadership of Afghanistan Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, it is stated that the aim is to at least prevent the evacuation of the American Embassy in the event that the Taliban, which quickly took over the cities in Afghanistan, also seizes the capital Kabul in the coming months.
The article pointed to the Biden administration’s statements that there is no need for an immediate plan to significantly reduce the embassy staff of 4,000 employees, including about 1,400 Americans, as it seeks to complete the formal withdrawal of US troops from the country.
However, it was stated that the Embassy in Kabul called on all Americans not working for the US government to “leave Afghanistan immediately”.
‘Legitimacy for foreign aid’ message to Taliban
For Khalilzad, “he hopes to convince the Taliban leaders that the embassy must remain open and secure, anticipating that they will want to receive American financial and other aid as part of a future Afghan government,” the article details American diplomats’ talks with the Taliban. expression was used.
In the article, it was emphasized that the Taliban leader wanted to be seen as a legitimate representative of the country and tried to establish relations with other global powers, including Russia and China, in part to gain economic support.
In the article, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “Legitimacy is essentially a ticket that grants international support and humanitarian aid accessible to the Afghan people.” The Biden administration was also concerned that the evacuation of the American Embassy could create a domino effect, accelerating the departure of other diplomatic missions and international support, which could lead to the collapse of the Afghan government.
“Emergency action committee” was established in case of evacuation
It was reported that the Taliban’s seizure of all cities in the north of the country, except Mazar-i-Sharif, caused great concern in Kabul, and the “emergency action committee” established for the possible evacuation of the US Embassy held regular meetings for possible scenarios.
In the article, it was emphasized that the charge d’affaires in Kabul, Ross Wilson, warned that the Taliban’s attempts to monopolize power through violence, fear and war will only lead to international isolation.
“From April, the embassy began sending non-essential employees home as security became more untenable in Kabul, while other staff were allowed to leave their careers with no penalty if they felt in danger. It is not clear whether this includes and the fate of Afghan workers, who will certainly be targeted by the Taliban for helping the United States, is a serious concern for senior executives.
Taliban head to seize provincial centers
After the USA’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan and the Afghan administration’s unsuccessful peace talks with the Taliban, the Taliban attacks accelerated.
The Taliban, after capturing dozens of districts as of June, turned to the provincial centers that they had besieged.
Zaranc, the provincial center of Nimroz on the Afghanistan-Iran border, became the first provincial center captured by the Taliban. Afghan security forces subsequently lost control of the Taliban in 11 provincial centres, mostly in the north. The Kabul administration still dominates in 24 provincial centres.
The intensification of conflict in recent months has increased civilian casualties and migration.
According to the UN, 1,659 civilians died in the first half of 2021, and more than 1,000 in the last month.
Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission announced that approximately 1 million civilians were displaced from their homes from the beginning of May to August.
The UN states that 18 million Afghans need humanitarian assistance.
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