The Taliban will have to cut ties with al-Qaeda, the Security Council said

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.

The UN Security Council met on Afghanistan, expressing concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

The members said that the Taliban must respect human rights and hoped that an interim government would be formed in Afghanistan soon.

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On the other hand, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram said in a press conference that Pakistan urges all Afghan factions to abide by human rights and international law.

Munir Akram said that Pakistan was fully cooperating in the evacuation of foreigners trapped in Kabul, adding that Pakistan believed that the right time to negotiate on the Afghan issue was when the coalition forces were there.