The Taliban is still identified by the United States as a terrorist organization and the group still has yet to condemn Al Qaeda or ISIS. In fact, the Taliban maintain working relationships with the two terror groups. Combined, the three form a terrorist “axis of evil” in Afghanistan that targets women, homosexuals, non-Muslims and have reintroduced capital or corporal punishment in the wartorn nation.
But, the Taliban, according to the Biden Administration is “professional”.
Ned Price, Spokesperson for the Biden State Department said a meeting with the leaders held in Doha this weekend was both candid and professional.
“On October 9 and 10, an interagency delegation traveled to Doha, Qatar to meet with senior Taliban representatives. The U.S. delegation focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and our Afghan partners, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society,” Price said in a statement. “The two sides also discussed the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people. The discussions were candid and professional with the U.S. delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words.”
In August, CNN reported “friendly” Taliban at the U.S. embassy chanting “Death to America” as the Biden administration fled the compound during the president’s botched withdrawal from the country.