No Quick Recognition Of Taliban Government By US Or Allies: White House.

No Quick Recognition Of Taliban Government By US Or Allies: White House

State Department said the Taliban have asked the US to keep a diplomatic presence in the country

Washington:

The United States on Friday dismissed any chance of rapid recognition for a Taliban government and said it has not decided yet whether it will maintain a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan after next week's troop withdrawal.

"I want to be really clear: there's no rush to recognition of any sort by the United States or any international partners we have talked to," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

The United States has said recognition of any future Taliban regime would be contingent on it not allowing Afghan territory to be used as a base for terrorism and respect for human rights, particularly those of women.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Taliban have asked that the United States keep a diplomatic presence in the country after the remaining US troops are pulled out on Tuesday.

"They have made very clear to us in our communication they would like to see an American diplomatic presence remain," Price said. "Ultimately, of course, it's not up to the Taliban.

"It's a determination that we will need to make consistent with the overriding prerogative and that is the safety and security of American officials," he said.

He said the Taliban have pledged to provide "safety and protection" but those are just "words" and Washington will need further assurances before making any decision.

After the Taliban takeover of Kabul on August 15, the remaining diplomats from the US embassy fled to the US-secured airport in the capital.

The United States has been in close contact with its former enemy as it tries to complete the risky operation of evacuating tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan at the end of a 20-year war.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
McConnell: Americans didn't sign up for Bernie Sanders' socialist vision.

McConnell: Americans didn't sign up for Bernie Sanders' socialist vision.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to provide insight into Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour...

How Employees Are Holding Companies Accountable On Social Issues.

How Employees Are Holding Companies Accountable On Social Issues.

NBC News’ Ahiza Garcia-Hodges breaks down how more companies are taking a public stand on social issues and why it is often up to employees to hold those companies accountable for their public stances.  » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC vi...

Trump announces his social media network ‘TRUTH Social’.

Trump announces his social media network ‘TRUTH Social’.

FORMER President Donald Trump is taking on Big Tech "tyranny" by minting his own social media network site called “TRUTH Social.” “I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech,” the 45th president stated in a release befo...

Moderna and J&J booster shots could soon be available to millions - ABC News.

Moderna and J&J booster shots could soon be available to millions - ABC News.

Moderna and J&J booster shots could soon be available to millions Plus, investigators find human remains, along with personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie, the only person of interest in Gabby Petito's death. #ABCNews #OnLocation #BreakingNews

Avlon: Texas showed how rigged the system really is.

Avlon: Texas showed how rigged the system really is.

CNN's John Avlon gives a reality check to the ongoing effort to grab congressional seats in Texas. #CNN #News

Local Matters: Vice President Harris to campaign in Virginia for McAuliffe.

Local Matters: Vice President Harris to campaign in Virginia for McAuliffe.

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe is hoping to get a big boost in the close Virginia governor's race when Vice President Kamala Harris heads to the state Thursday, and former President Barack Obama is slated to go to Virginia this weekend. Julia Man...