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Abdullah Wants UNSC Sanctions on Haibatullah, Aides

Abdullah Wants UNSC Sanctions on Haibatullah, Aides

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to impose sanctions on Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah and other leaders.
Haibatullah was appointed the militant group’s leader about one and a half years back after the death of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour.
A statement from the CEO office said CEO Abdullah on Sunday met with UNSC’s sanctions committee head Kairat Umarov, and members here in Kabul.
It quoted Abdullah as saying at the meeting: “Armed Taliban are ruthless killers of innocent Afghanistan people and they are responsible for the destruction of this country. They should be deemed as terrorists.”
The CEO asked the UNSC’s sanctions committee to add the names of Mullah Haibatullah and other members of the militant outfit to its sanctions list.
Abdullah also asked the sanctions committee to strengthen their observation and assessment mechanism to limit activities and movement of terrorists and bring their financial resources to a halt. He said this way conditions for peace would be prepared.
According on the statement, UNSC sanctions committee head Umarov reiterated their commitment to working and standing with the Afghan government in preventing security threats and bringing peace to the country.
According to him, they were cooperative in the fight against terrorists, especially the Taliban, and they would give priority to the Afghan government’s suggestions.

He expressed gratitude to the Afghan government for preparing needed conditions for better functioning of the committee inside the country. (Pajhwok)