AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN – Taliban ask UN not to use sanctions to pressure Afghanistan

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The Taliban government has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) not to use sanctions as a form of pressure on the Islamists as it contemplates ending travel ban exemptions on several of its leaders.

“If the travel ban is extended, it will create distance instead of promoting dialogue and engagement, an outcome that must be prevented,” the Taliban told the UNSC in a statement released at midnight on Saturday. EFE