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Afghanistan: UN drops Taliban names from sanctions list

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Spartacus+, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. Spartacus+

    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Fourteen former Afghan Taliban leaders have been removed from an international blacklist by the UN Security Council.

    President Hamid Karzai's government had asked the UN sanctions committee to drop the names from the list.

    They include four members of the High Peace Council set up last year to pave the way for talks with the Taliban.

    The Security Council said the delisting of the names sent out a strong signal of support for the Afghan government's reconciliation efforts.

    The sanctions were imposed in 1999, when the Taliban were in power, and were expanded after the 9/11 attacks on the US.

    "The international community recognises efforts made by members of the High Peace Council to work toward peace, stability and reconciliation," Germany's UN ambassador Peter Wittig, who chairs the sanctions committee, said in a statement.

    "All Afghans are encouraged to join these efforts. The message is clear: Engaging for peace pays off," he said.

    But according to the Associated Press news agency, the Afghan government had wanted 50 names dropped from the blacklist.

    It had provided extensive documentation to show they had reintegrated into society, but the committee refused to remove them from the list, the agency says.

    Following Friday's decision, 123 names remain on the Taliban sanctions list that imposes travel bans and asset freezes.

    Analysts say the US and Nato acknowledge that they cannot withdraw successfully from Afghanistan, or effect a transition to Afghan forces by 2014, without an end to the war and some kind of political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

    US President Barack Obama has said 10,000 US troops will pull out this year, with another 23,000 leaving by the end of September 2012.

    Civilian and military casualties are at levels not seen for a decade in Afghanistan - last year more than 2,400 civilians died.

    BBC News - Afghanistan: UN drops Taliban names from sanctions list
     
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    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I hope now Indian understand good taliban and bad taliban and Pakistan is not playing double game Pakistan is playing the right game .:secret:
     
  3. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Now that explains who is a hypocrite...
     
  4. Khan

    Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Americans are as bad and hypocrate as Pakistan. I am glad that the Taliban and Al Qaeda are haunting both of them.
     
  5. Jungibaaz

    Jungibaaz Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    AHA! is all I can say!

    Where is my good friend 'AverageAmerican'?
    Now who is playing double game???
     
  6. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Let see what this turns up to be, But the difference in Afghan and Pakistan establishment is the WILL to fight Terror both POLITICALLY AND NON-POLITICALLY and AFGHAN is doing better at least as of now. Pakistan some time tries to act against TERROR but it all vanishes when internal pressure builds not to act,

    Flip flop after 26/11 by president and pak establishment is great example.
     
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