Lions further reminded the Security Council that the new government “includes many of the same people who were part of the Taliban’s leadership from 1996 to 2001.”
“The imminent practical importance to those around this table is that many of the 33 names presented, including the Prime Minister, two Deputy Prime Ministers and the Foreign Minister, are on the UN sanctions list.” She continued. See the first 33 appointments, including many of the most powerful positions.
Prominent figures on the sanctions list or designated as terrorists by the U.S. government include Interim Interior Minister Shirajudin Haqqani and Interim Defense Minister Muhammad Jacob, son of Taliban founding leader Mura Omar. It is included.
Those men and some others, including Mullah Muhammad Hassan, the head of government who was another founding member of the Taliban in 1994, are either the first generation of the Taliban or the children of that generation. Is it? The Haqqani network was not originally part of the Taliban, but has been at the center of the rebellion for years, despite competing for business and awareness in a conservative jihadist circle. rice field. Shirajudin Haqqani has been a deputy leader since 2015.
So far, the Taliban, which has been the center of discussions with the United States and other foreign governments, has been less noticeable and silent. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, but he was not strong during the first weeks of Taliban rule. The United States specifically urged his participation in negotiations leading to the Taliban-led withdrawal of US troops.
So far, no government has officially recognized the Taliban, but this is because countries have decided how to do business with Afghanistan and are considering sending humanitarian aid to countries in serious danger. The issue continues to be debated. In the 1990s, when the Taliban last came to power, only three countries, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, recognized the Taliban.
Sanctions on individual Taliban members, who are now leaders in major ministries, and the freeze on national funding in the United States, can make it difficult for the Afghan government to receive donor funding from the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank. United Nations.
It also makes it nearly impossible for a country doing business with the United States to do business with Afghanistan without risking the secondary sanctions of the United States. A government or individual on the US sanctions list.