Russia says it is working to remove the Taliban from its terrorist list – Global News (Trending Perfect)


Moscow: Russia She said on Tuesday that she had important matters to discuss with her Afghanistan's Taliban It is working to remove the Taliban from its list of banned terrorist organizations.
“This is our neighboring country, and we communicate with them in one way or another.” Kremlin His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“We need to resolve pressing issues, and this also requires dialogue, so in this regard we reach out to them like almost everyone else – they are the actual authority in Afghanistan.”
Peskov did not clarify the “pressing issues”, but Russia suffered its deadliest attack in 20 years last month when gunmen stormed a concert hall outside Moscow, killing at least 144 people.
Islamic State fighters claimed responsibility and US officials said they had intelligence that the group's affiliate in Afghanistan, Islamic State Khorasan, was responsible. Russia said it was also investigating a Ukrainian link, something Kiev and the United States have strongly rejected.
The Taliban movement returned to power in Afghanistan in 2021 after the withdrawal of foreign forces led by the United States, but until now it has remained on the list of organizations classified by Russia as terrorist. (Reporting by Reuters, Writing by Mark Trevelyan, Editing by Angus MacSwan)



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