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EXCLUSIVE: Senior Afghanistan official: Afghan authorities, not Taliban, nonetheless official authority

The consul common of Afghanistan to the Western U.S. stays in his place regardless of the Taliban takeover of the nation and expects the Afghan authorities to stay in energy “till and except there’s a transition,” he instructed Fox Information in an unique interview.

“I am nonetheless the consul common for Afghanistan,” stated Aref Dostyar, who’s served in that position since 2020.

“We’re acknowledged by the federal government of the US of America,” he continued. “The U.S. nonetheless acknowledges the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan because the official authorities. I feel that till and except there’s a transition, it will proceed.”

Dostyar, nevertheless, did acknowledge “issues have fallen aside” inside Afghanistan for the reason that American withdrawal.

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“Issues have fallen aside on the Islamic Republic’s facet, as a result of management went in a foreign country, the military disintegrated and ministries shut down,” the 31-year-old, who studied within the U.S. on the College of Notre Dame, stated.

The Taliban seized Kabul simply over every week in the past, almost 20 years after the U.S. entered Afghanistan to root out the extremist group and al Qaeda following the 9/11 terror assaults. 

Dostyar stated he’s hopeful the Taliban follows via on their promise for an inclusive authorities.

“I feel that we now have heard some good issues, some issues which can be promising,” he instructed Fox Information. “However they would wish each time and motion to have the ability to belief.”

“It is like opening a checking account that’s empty, and typically not solely empty, however has a minus stability,” Dostyar stated. “And, and so if you wish to go and buy issues, it is troublesome, as a result of you do not have something in your checking account, you have to to deposit into the checking account so as to have the ability to make purchases.”

“I feel that it is a comparable state of affairs in politics proper now,” he continued. 

President Biden introduced Tuesday that he wouldn’t search to increase the Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, doubtlessly leaving tens of 1000’s of Individuals and Afghan allies behind. 

“I feel that the US makes its personal selections based mostly on how they interpret their nationwide pursuits,” Dostyar instructed Fox Information. 

“And I feel that I’ve actually realized extra about how the US makes selections, what their priorities are, that I can solely modify my future actions and my future selections based mostly on my new studying over the previous few years,” he continued. 

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