US Republicans push to designate Taliban as a terrorist organization.
A group of US Senators in a letter to Joe Biden’s Secretary of State, Antony Blinken have urged the designation of the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization. The Senators believe a ‘hasty withdrawal of US military from Afghanistan created a security vacuum which Taliban exploited through a country wide offensive that deposed governing authorities in all Afghan provinces including the capital city of Kabul’. The Senators revealed in a letter.
Former President Donald Trump had criticized President Biden and his administration for its foreign policy on Afghanistan weeks ago. According to the former President, ‘ hasty withdrawal will create a vacuum for terrorists including ISIS and al Qaeda’ in the region, especially in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Video) A hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan will create a vacuum for terrorists, including ISIS and Al Qaeda – President Trump warned in 2017
There are also reports of Taliban manhandling Afghans preventing them from protesting. Just last week, A group of young Afghan women who were protesting for their rights were arrested and kept in a private facility. Two journalists were brutality beaten same day according to reports. United Nations have warned that Afghanistan may ‘face a looming humanitarian catastrophe’ if international community do not intervene.
Below is a letter by these US Senators to push for Taliban to be named a foreign terrorist organization