The U.S. State Department has voiced concern about Afghanistan’s new Taliban government, not just because the new government is made up of members of a terrorist organization, but because the new government isn’t “inclusive.”
In a statement provided to The Hill, a State Department spokesperson said that even though the Taliban “has presented this as a caretaker cabinet,” America “will judge the Taliban by its actions, not words.”
The Taliban had claimed previously that it welcomed women in government roles, The Daily Wire reported.
But so far, the Taliban has not upheld that pledge. The terrorist organization announced a list of names of new government officials on Tuesday, which the State Department said “consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women.”
The State Department went on to say that it was “concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals.”
As the Hill reported, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is “currently