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‘Many names of Taliban administration in UN sanctions list, Security Council will have to think steps’

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United Nations, Sep 10 (PTI) A top UN official has said that several members of the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, including the prime minister and foreign minister, are on the UN sanctions list and the Security Council has been asked about steps on the sanctions list. need to decide. The official warned that ISIL-K remained active and could face up again. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, said: “The Taliban announced before us two days ago.

United Nations, Sep 10 (PTI) A top UN official has said that several members of the Taliban administration in Afghanistan, including the prime minister and foreign minister, are on the UN sanctions list and the Security Council has been asked about steps on the sanctions list. need to decide. The official warned that ISIL-K remained active and could face up again. “We have the administration announced by the Taliban two days ago,” said Deborah Lyons, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

He said those hoping to take everyone along would be disappointed as there were no women in the list and no non-Taliban members, none from the previous government and no minority group leader.

Lyons told a Security Council discussion on Afghanistan on Thursday that the current regime has many people involved in the Taliban leadership between 1996 and 2001.

“For the people sitting here, what is the immediate and practical significance of the 33 names, most of whom are on the UN sanctions list, and include the prime minister, two deputy prime ministers and the foreign minister,” he said. All of you will have to decide what steps to take regarding the sanction list and what will be the impact on future partnerships.

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The Taliban has announced a radical interim government under the leadership of its influential ‘Rahbari Shura’ chief Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund.

UN-banned terrorist Sirajuddin Haqqani is also involved in the interim Taliban government. Sirajuddin Haqqani, the son of Haqqani network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani and globally declared terrorist Sirajuddin Haqqani, has been made the new acting interior minister in the Taliban government.

Lyons said the new reality is that the lives of millions of Afghans will depend on how the Taliban choose to rule.

He cautioned that the impact of recent developments in Afghanistan is felt beyond its borders.

“Many neighboring countries of Afghanistan fear how their own security will be affected by the Taliban rule. They fear the impact of an expanding Islamic State that the Taliban cannot control. They fear a large number of refugees coming to their borders. They fear the consequences of a large number of weapons being released in Afghanistan.

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