The European Parliament warned of the recent developments in Afghanistan, considering that terrorist threats against European countries have become more likely than before, after the Taliban movement came to power there.
In a draft resolution to be voted on on Thursday, he stressed that extremists in the world are now feeling a kind of euphoria following the victory of the Taliban.
He also warned that the crisis there no longer threatens the Afghan people only, but has become a threat to European security as a whole.
On the other hand, note that Afghanistan It is facing the threat of a humanitarian catastrophe, as it suffers from a shortage of water, food and medicine.
He also pointed out that 18 million people are in need of assistance, of whom 14 million face food insecurity.
International fears of the return of terrorism
It is noteworthy that European fears of an increase in terrorist threats after the Taliban came to power were not alone. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, hinted to senators last month, that he expects US officials to change their previous assessments about the pace of re-formation of terrorist groups in Iraq. Afghanistan, noting that the United States may face an increase in “terror threats from Afghanistan” now run by the Taliban.
In turn, Britain warned last month of the resurgence of al-Qaeda, stressing that the options are open in the event of any threat, and hinting at the possibility of returning to Afghanistan if terrorists began to emerge in a way that threatens the West.
No recognition of the Taliban government
In a related context, the European statement considered that Taliban She did not honor her promise to form an inclusive government, especially after she abolished the Women’s Ministry.
He also refused to recognize the movement’s current government, expressing concern about the future of Afghanistan.
He also considered that the US decision to withdraw was unilateral, as Washington did not coordinate with NATO allies, regretting that, as he put it.
Shocked by Taliban atrocities
In addition, he called on the European Commission to learn the lesson from the lack of communication between the United States and the European Union before withdrawing from Afghanistan, expressing his shock at reports received of arbitrary executions of civilians and members of the Afghan security forces, and the suppression of peaceful demonstrations.
He also called on the countries of the Union to support the proposal to establish an international mechanism for fact-finding on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, supporting the principle of operational engagement with the Taliban for the purposes of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of nationals, and nothing more.
Members of the Afghan police in the vicinity of Kabul airport (AFP)
It is noteworthy that the presence of al-Qaeda has greatly diminished in Afghanistan after 20 years of the war on terror, while it is not clear whether the organization still has the ability in the near future to carry out attacks inside the United States similar to what happened in the atheist of September.
However, a report issued by the UN Security Council last June confirmed that the senior leadership of al-Qaeda is still present inside Afghanistan, along with hundreds of armed elements.