Yesterday, The United Nations Security Council affirmed that Afghanistan’s soil shouldn’t be used to attack any country or refuse terrorists.
This came as Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla emphasized the importance of tackling UN-designated terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
In a strongly worded resolution adopted at the end of India’s presidency of the Security Council for the month of August, the UN’s highest body noted to the Taliban’s commitments regarding tackling terrorism and permitting the safe and orderly departure of Afghan and foreign nationals.
The UN Security Council resolution 2593, tabled by permanent members – France, the UK and the U.S., was supported by 13 of the 15 council members. Permanent members China and Russia abstained.
The resolution requested that “that Afghan territory not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or to finance terrorist acts”, and reiterated the “importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan, including those individuals and entities designated pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999), and notes the Taliban’s relevant commitments”.
After almost 20 years of fighting against the US in Afghanistan, the victorious Taliban posed with captured American gear at the Kabul airport, held a taunting funeral for NATO in Khost, and flew a Black Hawk helicopter over Kandahar.
The last U.S. troops evacuated the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday, just before the clock hit midnight local time. Yesterday morning, Taliban fighters strolled through the airport they now controlled, littered with debris, taking a pose for photos with the captured vehicles, aircraft and equipment.
Taliban leaders reviewed a “special forces” unit, equipped with weapons and gear captured from the U.S.-trained Afghan army, on the Kabul runway.