UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has actually silently left out the word ‘Taliban’ from its statements naming the teams that are called for not to support terrorists operating from Afghanistan.
On Aug 16, the Security Council released a declaration, “declaring the significance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan” and of ensuring that the Covering area “is not used to intimidate or attack any kind of country.”
The statement also stated that “neither the Taliban neither any other Covering team or person need to support terrorists operating the territory of any other country.”
On Aug 27, a day after the Kabul airport terminal bomb blasts, the UNSC recreated a paragraph from its earlier declaration however dropped words Taliban.
“The participants of the Security Council reiterated the significance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan to ensure the region of Afghanistan must not be used to endanger or strike any country, which no Afghan group or individual ought to sustain terrorists operating the area of any country,” the changed paragraph read.
On Aug 30, the Security Council provided an additional statement on the Kabul blasts that eliminated more than 180 individuals, including 13 United States service participants and also 28 Taliban.
The text once again called for ensuring that Afghanistan was “not used to endanger or assault any type of nation or to sanctuary or train terrorists, or to plan or to fund terrorist acts” yet it once again did not name the Taliban amongst the teams that were needed to do so.
If the council wished to do so, it could have as the Taliban is still detailed as a fear organisation in UNSC resolution 1267 of 1999.
The resolution placed permissions on Taliban as well as froze their funds and various other funds because it gave shelter to Osama bin Laden, desired at the time for the 1998 bombings people consular offices in Kenya and Tanzania.