Taliban threatens USA with ‘negative consequences’ if the latter does not stop monitoring Afghan airspace

The newly formed government armed with the guns of the Taliban threatens the USA with ‘negative’ after-effects if the Americans don’t stop monitoring Afghan airspace via drones

The Taliban government has threatened the USA with negative consequences if they don’t stop monitoring Afghan airspace from Qatar. Zabihullah Mujahid, the official spokesperson of Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan tweeted.

His tweet in Pashto reads, “The Emirates of Afghanistan is the sole owner of Afghan airspace and land. Afghanistan’s sacred airspace is being occupied by US drones.”

America has forged long-distance diplomacy with Qatar after the Taliban invasion of Afghanistan. They have closed their Afghan embassy and shifted it to Qatar.

Afghanistan statement on the issue

The spokesperson of the newly formed Talibani government had called on all countries, especially the United States, to “act in accordance with international commitments and not encroach on Afghanistan’s airspace”.

IEA spokesperson has claimed in the official communiqué that the US drones are invading Afghanistan airspace. “This must be stopped and rectified,” it added. If not stopped, the US will have to face negative consequences.

The communiqué translates to –

About Afghanistan’s airspace!

Countries are the sole owners of territorial and air sovereignty by their states under international law. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate is the sole legal guardian of Afghanistan’s land and airspace. It has recently acted in violation of all international law and the United States’ commitments to the Islamic Emirate in Doha, Qatar, and Afghanistan’s sacred airspace is being occupied by US drones. These violations must be corrected and prevented.
We call on all countries, especially the United States, to act in the light of mutual commitments and commitments to Afghanistan in the light of international commitments, commitments and laws, in order to prevent any negative consequences.

Declaration of the Islamic Emirate’

Meanwhile, the Talibani government sought the return of the international carriers to Kabul. A few days ago, in his social media feed, the foreign ministry spokesperson blamed the ‘political upheaval’ for the suspension of international flights. But the Afghanistan civil aviation authority who is in charge of the airport has said that there was still no en-route air traffic service. Only some approach and tower services were available.

Acceptance of the prolonged US failure in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon off-guard while acknowledging the alleged miscalculations in America’s longest war. It also accused the rooted corruption and damaged morale in Afghan counterparts.

“As we consider these tactical issues today, we must also ask ourselves some equally tough questions about the wider war itself, and pause to think about the lessons that we have learned over the past 20 years,” Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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