A group of at least 68 lawmakers in the US from the Senate and the House of Representatives have written a letter to President Joe Biden showing their concerns that the Taliban might destabilize the whole region posing threat to the US allies. They have urged the US supremo to ensure that the de-facto rulers of Afghanistan do not destabilise the Pakistani Government and acquire its nuclear weapons.
They also demanded that Biden should answer the question as this type of situation would pose a threat to global security and what are his plans to move forward.
In the letter, they asked president Biden “Are you prepared to support regional allies militarily in the event that the Taliban militarise the Afghanistan border? What is your plan to help to ensure that the Taliban do not destabilise its nuclear neighbour Pakistan? Do you have a plan to ensure that Afghanistan, under Taliban occupation, will never acquire a nuclear weapon?”
The lawmakers also noted that the current situation that arose in Afghanistan is due to the unforced errors made by withdrawing completely the small remaining footprint of the US’s main military force.
They also pointed out the fact that the armed group now have de facto command and control over the Afghan security forces’ former personnel, equipment and infrastructure and asked how does the US deal with China trying to fill the “power vacuum” by increasing its ties with the militants.
The state of Pakistan has often been criticized for providing a safe haven to the Talibani terrorists. Even the perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden was found in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan is known to have a safe spot for the Taliban, last month he claimed that the Taliban are just common people. He was also nicknamed Taliban Khan for sympathising with the terror outfit. A leader of his party Neelam Irshad Sheikh recently said on a television news debate that the militants have said that they will help Pakistan in “liberating Kashmir from India.”