Afghanistan—U.N. Temporarily Lifts Sanctions On Taliban Leaders In Support Of Peace Talks With U.S.

Voice Of America News | 04/15/2019

The Taliban says that the U.N. has temporarily removed sanctions against its senior leaders involved in peace talks with the U.S., reports the Voice of America News. The names of all 14 members of the Taliban’s negotiating team and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads the group’s office in Doha, have been removed from the U.N. blacklist, a Taliban spokesman told the news site. The nine-month exemption period, which began on April 1, is intended to enable the leaders to participate...

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