Biden Admin Considering Giving Taliban Direct Aid Despite Sanctions, Terror Ties

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The United States is now reportedly considering giving direct financial aid and economic assistance to the Taliban, despite international sanctions placed on the group over its material support for radical Islamic terrorism, and despite nearly two decades of considering the Taliban a sworn enemy. Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. is considering aid. “There is an important dimension of humanitarian assistance that should go directly to the people of Afghanistan,” Sullivan began. “They need help with respect to health, and food aid, and other forms of subsistence, and we do intend to continue that. Secondly, when it comes to our economic and development assistance relationship with the Taliban, that will be about the Taliban’s actions,” he continued. “That will be about whether they follow through on their commitments to safe passage for Americans and Afghan allies, their commitment to not allow Afghanistan a base from which terrorists can attack the United States or any other country, their commitments with respect to upholding their international obligations.”

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