US strongly condemns bombings in Afghanistan during Ramadan



The US strongly condemns bombings in Afghanistan during Ramadan



STATE DEPARTMENT — 

Rina Amiri, the State Department's special envoy for women, girls, and human rights in Afghanistan, spoke to HP Monday. She said the United States strongly condemned the bombings targeting mosques and schools in Afghanistan during Ramadan. She also said that the Taliban's ban on girls above the sixth grade from education is unacceptable, and the Taliban should be severely held accountable.


Afghanistan, which began Ramadan in April, has seen frequent bombings and attacks on mosques and schools that show the security situation has deteriorated. In response, a senior State Department official said the United States was very concerned about the situation of vulnerable groups in Afghanistan.


U.S. special envoy Rina Amiri said: "The Taliban recognizes that this is an issue we take seriously and are concerned about vulnerable groups, such as ethnic and religious minorities, who are increasingly under attack."


Afghan women are now facing increasing oppression under the Taliban after the U.S. withdrew its troops from Afghanistan last August. On March 23 this year, the Afghan Taliban authorities reneged on previous commitments and announced a ban on girls' education beyond the sixth grade.


U.S. envoy Rena Amiri said: "This is a decision made at the top, directly from the Taliban. There is no excuse. It is unacceptable. It puts Afghanistan in a backward situation."


U.S. envoy Amiri told VOA that during a meeting of Afghanistan's neighboring foreign ministers in China last month, participants were shocked by the Taliban's perfidy on girls' education, which prevented Afghanistan from meeting the expectations of the international community.



US strongly condemns bombings in Afghanistan during Ramadan
The US strongly condemns bombings in Afghanistan during Ramadan




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