Aug. 21 2021 The Afghan Taliban announced the establishment of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” on the 19th local time. A Taliban spokesman has said that Afghanistan will have a new constitution, which is necessary.
Kabul airport, on the other hand, remains in disarray, with large numbers of Afghan civilians and foreign nationals trapped waiting to be evacuated. U.S. President Joe Biden said in a speech on the situation in Afghanistan on the 20th that there is no problem with the withdrawal, but also promised to do everything possible to ensure the withdrawal of personnel.
The Taliban have built an inclusive government
Will Afghanistan have a new constitution?
Mohammad Naim, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, said Afghanistan would have a new constitution, Russian satellite network RIA Novosib Online reported Tuesday.
“There is no doubt that Afghanistan will have a new constitution,” Naeem said. ”
“There is a need to ensure that people’s needs are met, to fill the vacuum, and to take other measures later,” he said. But on the whole, a new constitution is needed. ”
He also said that the country is currently in a state of emergency.
In addition, according to Afghan media reports, the leader of the Afghan Islamic Party, former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 20, said that after the Arrival of Taliban-related leaders in Kabul, Afghan political leaders and the Taliban will begin formal talks.
Hekmatyar also said there were signs that the Taliban wanted an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
The first vice president said he would not surrender to the Taliban
The resistance has retaken three areas
Afghanistan’s first vice president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has said he will not surrender to the Taliban or “swear allegiance,” RIA Novosti reported Thursday, citing French newspaper Le Monde.
“Our political goal is to enable the Afghan people to express their views on the nature and type of the country,” Saleh said. We are ready to negotiate on this issue. But if we were asked to pledge allegiance or surrender, we would not do so. ”
In addition, The former Afghan government’s defense minister, Bismira Khan Muhammadi, said the resistance had retaken three districts in Baghlan province in north-eastern Afghanistan from the Taliban.
“It is my duty to fight the Taliban,” he posted on his personal social media. Three areas of Baghlan province are under the control of local resistance forces. The fight is ongoing. ”
Biden spoke about the situation in Afghanistan
NATO has stepped up its evacuation
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on the situation in Afghanistan on tuesday afternoon, as the evacuation at Kabul International Airport stalled.
Biden said the U.S. has made “significant progress” in Afghanistan, where more than 18,000 people have been evacuated since July. And with the help of the U.S. government, “thousands” of people were evacuated on private charter flights, including U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, special immigrant visa applicants and Afghans “working with us.”
“This is the largest and most difficult aerial evacuation in history,” he said. “The U.S. side will make every effort to ensure the safe evacuation of these personnel.
As for the Biden administration’s handling of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, he stressed that there was no interest in remaining in Afghanistan after al-Qaida disappeared and that the goal of capturing bin Laden had been accomplished.
“You’ve known where I stand for a long, long time. It’s time to end this war,” Biden said.
On the other hand, NATO officials said on the 20th, since the Taliban took over Kabul, in recent days they have withdrawn more than 18,000 people. The slowness of Western withdrawals in Afghanistan has come under fire, with NATO vowing to accelerate them.
In addition, the report said, the United States has been working with NATO allies to find other places in Europe and Asia capable of receiving and immediately accepting evacuees. The United States is expected to announce soon that European and Middle Eastern countries have agreed to provide temporary shelter for people evacuated from Kabul.