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White House says it has no plan for quick recognition of Taliban gov’t

A Taliban fighter stands guard at a checkpoint, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)
A Taliban fighter stands guard at a checkpoint, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)

The White House dismisses any chance of rapid recognition for a Taliban government by the United States or its allies.

“I want to be really clear: there’s no rush to recognition of any sort by the United States or any international partners we have talked to,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters.

The United States is in close contact with its former enemy as it tries to complete the risky operation to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan at the end of a 20-year war.

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