Top Russian and US officials in India for talks on Afghan crisis

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart General Nikolay Petrushev held detailed talks on Wednesday on the possible security implications for India, Russia and the Central Asian region after the Taliban seize power in Afghanistan.

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart General Nikolay Petrushev held detailed talks on Wednesday on the possible security implications for India, Russia and the Central Asian region after the Taliban seize power in Afghanistan. Officials gave this information. A day earlier, Doval had detailed talks with US intelligence agency CIA chief William Burns on the Afghan crisis.

The CIA chief is understood to have visited India with some officials and mainly discussed the situation in Afghanistan after the US withdrew its troops. Asked about Burns’ visit, the US embassy declined to comment. There was also no comment from the Indian security establishment.

According to officials, in the Doval-Petrushev talks, the two sides discussed a coordinated approach to deal with any possible terrorist activity from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to India, Russia and the Central Asian region. He said the two sides apprised each other of their assessment of potential security implications in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power and discussed how to take a coordinated approach to meet any potential challenge. can be followed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks on the developments in Afghanistan on August 24 and said it was important for the two countries to work together.

14 members of Taliban government blacklisted by UN Security Council

At least 14 members of the interim Taliban government, including Afghanistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Mullah Hassan Akhund, two of his deputy prime ministers, are on the blacklist of the UN Security Council, raising concerns of the international community. Sirajuddin Haqqani, a global terrorist, has been named as caretaker home minister, while Sirajuddin Haqqani’s uncle Khaleel Haqqani has been named as caretaker minister for refugee affairs. A bounty of 10 million US dollars has been declared on the head of Sirajuddin.

Acting Defense Minister Malla Yacoub, Acting Foreign Minister Mullah Amir Khan Muttaki, Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai are also listed under the UN Security Council 1988 Sanctions Committee. It is also known as Taliban Sanctions Committee. “At least 14 members of the Taliban’s interim government are on the blacklist of the UN Security Council,” BBC Urdu reported. Afghanistan’s 33-member cabinet includes four leaders who were part of the ‘Taliban Five’. He was kept in Guantanamo prison. They include Mulla Mohammad Fazil (Deputy Defense Minister), Khairullah Khairkhawa (Information and Culture Minister), Mulla Noorullah Noori (Border and Tribal Affairs Minister) and Mullah Abdul Haq Wasik (Intelligence Director). Mohammad Nabi Umri, the fifth member of the group, was recently appointed governor of East Khost province.

Both deputy prime ministers Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and cleric Abdul Salak Hanafi are also on the UN blacklist and charged with their involvement in drug trafficking. The ‘Taliban Five’ leaders were released by the Obama administration in 2014. Fazil and Noori are accused of ordering the genocide of Shia Hazara, Tajik and Uzbek communities in 1998. The Taliban had promised an inclusive government that reflects Afghanistan’s complex ethnic composition, but the cabinet has no Hazara members. All the ministers announced on Tuesday are already established Taliban leaders who have fought against US-led coalition forces since 2001. No woman has got a place in the interim cabinet. Caretaker Prime Minister Mullah Hassan has been described in a UN sanctions report as close to Taliban founder Mullah Omar. He currently heads the powerful decision-making body Rahbari Sura.

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