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The United States blames Afghanistan's neighbors for the Taliban's emergence

The United States blames Afghanistan's neighbors for the Taliban's emergence



The situation in afghanistan is going from bad to worse the u.s pullout is nearly complete the taliban is making rapid territorial gains meanwhile india's external affairs minister sj shankar is in moscow after a transit halt in tehran he's discussing the stabilization of afghanistan with russian officials in the next four minutes we'll get to details of each of these developments we'll start with america's retreat according to the pentagon the true pull-out is 90 percent complete the remaining 10 percent will be covered by the end of august at least seven former us bases have been handed over to afghan security forces and nearly 1 000 c-17 freighter loads of equipment have been evacuated only 650 odd military personnel will stay behind and they will not engage with the taliban they will only protect the us embassy and its diplomats america says the onus is now on afghanistan's neighbors to act responsibly and play a constructive role in maintaining peace uh for too long uh many of afghanistan's neighbors uh have been happy to see uh the united states uh engaged uh in the united states alone engaged uh if there is to be a just and durable settlement and a comprehensive ceasefire uh it needs to be supported supported by afghanistan's neighbors and we hope to see them act responsibly that's convenient had they acted responsibly in the first place we wouldn't have been here the americans came they stayed for 20 years dropped what they call the mother of all bombs on afghans and now they want the neighbors to clear the mess their actions have only emboldened the taliban their onslaught is picking pace the terrorists have now taken control of 195 afghanistan's more than 400 districts they're contesting 129 other districts after kandahar and badakshan they have now shifted focus to a province in the northwest the badges province it's one of afghanistan's most underdeveloped provinces but it's important because of its location this province borders turkmenistan and the taliban has directly gone for its capital the kalai in our city on thursday morning the taliban attacked from all sides broke into the city's central prison and freed the inmates a video has emerged it shows the taliban speeding across the city on motorbikes some bystanders cheer with slogans we cannot vouch for the authenticity of this video but we can confirm that a pushback is underway afghan security forces have fortified several key areas they're trying their best to ensure that the city does not fall the provincial chief of police says the taliban made the wrong assessment they lost more than 50 more than 80 fighters and should be leaving the city we are soon the city the enemies of afghanistan the dirty taliban today wanted to take over the kala in our city and kill the honorable citizens of batkies they were wrong with their assessment and were faced with a quick response of our brave security forces the enemies suffered over 80 casualties and right now they are escaping from the city the situation is still developing turkmenistan which borders the badges province is not taking any chances it has reinforced its military presence at all posts along the long border it is preparing for an influx of refugees so is uzbekistan tajikistan and iran and speaking of iran yesterday india's external affairs minister sj shankar was in tehran he met the foreign minister in the president-elect he discussed the situation in afghanistan today s j shankar is in moscow with the same agenda to find a solution to this evolving conflict he has several meetings lined up one with the foreign minister another with the deputy prime minister and yet another with the chairman of russia state doma committee on international affairs speaking at one forum in moscow the minister said that india always stood for an afghanistan that is united sovereign and at peace with itself and that this position has not changed what has been our position on afghanistan we have both uh uh supported uh you know we were very clear 20 years ago certainly that we were for a united afghanistan we were for a sovereign afghanistan we were in afghanistan where minorities had a had a fair share of representation we were foreign afghanistan which was at peace with itself and at peace with its neighbors i don't think that has changed ahead of his arrival russian foreign minister sergey lavrov also made some interesting remarks he said that russia is closely watching what's happening in afghanistan that it's ready to use its military base in tajikistan and ready to defend its regional allies if necessary as you know we are closely watching what is happening in afghanistan where the situation has a tendency to swiftly deteriorate including against the backdrop of the hasty exit of american and other nato troops we will do everything we can including using the capabilities of the russian military base on tajikistan's border with afghanistan to prevent any aggressive impulses towards our allies russia has made its intentions clear india iran and the rest of afghanistan's neighbors are doing their bit well most of them are but with the taliban spreading rapidly across the country with no interest in indulging in a dialogue it's hard to say how much the other stakeholders will be able to secure their interests.

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