In a concerning geopolitical development, Taliban has warned US on “global problems’ if the Taliban government remains non-recognized. On October 30, the Islamic militant organization issued a warning to US and other countries that if their government in Afghanistan continues to be unrecognized, not only would Afghanistan have problems, but the whole world can face problems. The news comes almost two months after the US completed its troop pull-out from Afghanistan as committed.
Earlier, the Taliban made rapid gains in the country and within two months, raised its flag at the Afghanistan capital Kabul. So far, the Taliban government has not been recognized by any country and billions of Afghani funds have been frozen.
On the geo-political spectrum, only a few crises have remained unsolved where millions of lives have continued being affected and a humanitarian issue emerged. This includes the Israel-Palestine Conflict, the Syrian war, the US-China diplomatic warfare, the Afghanistan crisis and a few more.
Many would say that the Afghanistan crisis was triggered in 2001 after the attack on US’ World Trade Center. It’s also debated that the root cause goes many years back. Whatever the cause maybe, the Afghanistan crisis has uprooted millions of people, been the reasons of death for several thousand, and is still one of the biggest humanitarian crises.
The Facts of the Matter
US and other countries received a concerning warning from Islamic militant organization Taliban. Reportedly, the organization has claimed that if its government in Afghanistan remains non-recognized, not only the country will face its consequences, but the whole world would.
Why Taliban Government’s Recognition Matters to Afghanistan?
It should be noted that so far, the Taliban-led government has not been recognized by any country. This essentially means that the country will not receive any funds from any countries for aid or other purposes. The Taliban is currently in dire need of the recognition as Afghanistan is facing a severe economic crisis. The Taliban government is not able to access its own funds or access foreign funds.
1 Out of 3 Afghanis on Brink of Starvation
Earlier, Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) submitted a report to the US Congress that the US government has cut-off all the access of Taliban’s government to the billions of dollars’ worth of funds and assets.
This is coming at a time when one of every three Afghan citizens are on a brink of starvation due to the freezing of the fund access.
What Did Taliban’s Warning Claim?
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid’s warning was quoted by media as, “Our message to America is if unrecognition continues, Afghan problems continue, it is a problem of the region and could turn into a problem for the world.”
Mujahid also made a reference to the earlier Afghanistan’s invasion by US and said, “Those issues which caused the war, they could have been solved through negotiation, they could have been solved through political compromise too.”
Turkey, China Warm Up to Taliban Government
While US remains unmoved, several countries are warming up to the Taliban. Earlier Turkey’s Foreign Minister went to the Afghanistan capital and spoke to Taliban leadership. The two sides discussed about the ongoing Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and its implementation.
Similarly, China has also committed to Taliban on giving Kabul’s exports an access ot the Chinese markets. China has also agreed on financing the transport infrastructure in Afghanistan.