World leaders have reacted to the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said that President Joe Biden takes human rights issues very seriously, but that is not enough to be another part of another country’s civil war.
Russia and China have expressed hope for friendly relations with the Taliban, but also said that the decision to recognize the Taliban would be based on their behavior.
Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has said that the US withdrawal and defeat has created an opportunity for lasting peace in Afghanistan, the security, stability and welfare of Afghan citizens must be protected, and Iran will work to establish stability in Afghanistan.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Afghanistan is at a crossroads. As well as its citizens, global security is crucial.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the issue would keep us busy for a long time, while Merkel’s CDU leader Armin Leschet said the withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan was the biggest failure in NATO history.
The CDU General Secretary clarified that the immigration wave will not be repeated like in 2015, the Afghan problem will not be solved by emigration.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has accused Western powers of political shortsightedness in Afghanistan, saying the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan is a failure of the international community. I have to help.
The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison has warned that if the surrenders are killed or abused, the Taliban will have to respond in full.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden says she wants to see women and girls have access to employment and education. The eyes of the whole world are on the Taliban to see how much they act on what they are saying.
The international human rights organization Amnesty International has said that the situation in Afghanistan should have been assessed in advance to avoid a tragedy, without immediate and concrete action by the international community. Thousands of Afghans are at high risk of retaliation by the Taliban.