US not waiting for Taliban request for earthquake victims


ISLAMABAD, June 24 (Alliance News): The United States has begun sending aid to Afghanistan without waiting for a formal request from the Taliban.

A powerful earthquake in Afghanistan between Tuesday and Wednesday night killed more than a thousand people and injured hundreds, according to foreign media.

US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blanken said in a statement issued from his office that US humanitarian partners are already responding, including sending medical teams to help those affected and that we have other response options. Reviewing

The Taliban government has not yet asked Washington for help, but has called for “generous support from all countries, international organizations, individuals and foundations” to deal with the crisis.

The US Secretary of State said that “Afghanistan’s Awa has faced extraordinary difficulties and this natural disaster is already exacerbating the serious humanitarian situation.”

On the other hand, a congressional watchdog has accused the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) of illegally providing information about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its dealings with the country’s Taliban rulers. Withheld

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) wrote his complaints in a June 22 letter to the US Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator.

US media reported that the watchdog also shared the letter with the US Congress, which had mandated Sisgar to audit US military and economic aid to Afghanistan.

Cigar chief John Sopko sent a copy of the letter to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein and Shalenda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while in Congress. I was divided.

When asked about this at a department news briefing, spokesman Ned Price did not deny the cigar allegations, but instead cited a Watchdog report published last month that stated who The US-backed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) collapsed under Taliban pressure.

“We believe that the report does not reflect the consensus of the State Department or the US government. Many sections of the US government, including the State Department, have unique insights into what has happened in Afghanistan over the past year,” Ned Price said. Not listed in this report.


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