Aug. 20 U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Thursday that the U.S. government has not maintained any contact with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani since he left his country, Russian satellite news agency reported.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on the 18th, the United Arab Emirates is now in the United Arab Emirates Ghani in Afghanistan is no longer an influential figure. Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan Agobar told the media earlier on the 18th, Ghani took $169 million from the treasury. Later, Ghani issued a video statement denying that he had been forced to leave Afghanistan in the hope that the move would avert bloodshed and further disaster.
On August 19th, local time, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement on social media, announcing the establishment of an “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” on the 102nd anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule.