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US refuses to lift sanctions on Taliban
September 15, 2021

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The United States has refused to lift sanctions on Taliban, but agreed to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable Afghans.

Addressing a senate committee in Washington during second day of hearing, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken pledged to continue humanitarian aid to the Afghan people through United Nations and NGOs.

Meanwhile, the United States intelligence agencies have warned that al-Qaeda can re-group in Afghanistan within the next one to two years and attack America.

Speaking at a conference in Washington, the Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said the DIA is thinking about to get into Afghanistan with all kinds of sources and accesses.

Addressing the conference, the CIA Deputy Director David Cohen said we are already seeing the activities of al-Qaeda.

On the occasion, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate said we don’t have any specific credible threat information about violence that may occur there.

Addressing the conference, National Intelligence Director, Avril Haines said the greatest threat to the US is not from Afghanistan but from Yemen, Syria, Somalia and Iraq.