Price: US ‘evaluating with allies’ next steps in Afghanistan

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    Washington has been reviewing its approach and engagement with the “Taliban in context of many of the human rights violations” and actions that “we have seen from the Taliban in recent weeks and in recent months,” a spokesman for the US Department of State said.

    US Department of State’s Spokesman, Ned Price said that the US is actively evaluating with allies and partners the appropriate next steps.

    The Islamic Emirate said that the pressure is not a solution and that the Afghans need humanitarian aid.

    “The pressure is never a solution. We have experienced it over the past 20 years but negotiations benefit all sides,” Islamic Emirate’s Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.

    Price said that 28 million Afghans need humanitarian aid. “We’ve been the world’s leading humanitarian provider – $1.1 billion in assistance since August of 2021–to provide critical aid,” Price said. “And I have no doubt that we’ll continue to do everything we can to support the weighty humanitarian needs of the Afghan people.”

    Price said that 83 percent of the organizations have either suspended or reduced their operations in Afghanistan following the bar on female employees working in NGOs.—Tolo news