Taliban Order Closure of UN Political Office in Kabul
Afghanistan's ruling Taliban Wednesday ordered the United Nations Special Mission (UNSMA) to shut its Kabul office following a US decision to close their office in New York, Taliban officials said.
The Taliban Foreign Ministry said if the ruling militia office in New York is closed then there will be no need to have the UNSMA office in Kabul, adding it should be closed "soonest."
"The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan expects that you close your office at the soonest," the ministry said in a letter to UNSMA.
The letter, released to the media here, did not say whether the order also covered UNSMA offices in other Afghan cities – KABUL (AFP)
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