The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price has said that Pakistan has a right to defend itself from terrorism.
The spokesperson while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Tuesday, said that we’re aware of the recent statement by the Pakistani National Security Committee. The Pakistani people have suffered tremendously from terrorist attacks, he said.
Price said the US is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to uphold the very commitment they have made to see to it that Afghan soil is never again used as a launchpad for international terrorist attacks.
The US State Department further said seems that the Taliban have been unable or unwilling to fulfill the commitments they made.
Price said that the US calls on the Taliban to uphold the very commitment they have made to see to it that Afghan soil is never again used as a launchpad for international terrorist attacks.
“These are among the very commitments that the Taliban have been unable or unwilling to fulfil to date,” he said.
“The Taliban have made commitments to the international community. But more importantly, they have made commitments to the Afghan people. Those are the commitments we care most about. Among the commitments, the Taliban have made but have repeatedly broken when it comes to their own people is an emphasis on human rights,” he stressed.
The State Department’s spokesman continued, “As long as the Taliban is not able to fulfil these commitments, we will respond in a way that registers our strong condemnation while continuing to support the Afghan people. And we’re going to be very careful not to do anything that could further imperil the humanitarian well-being of the Afghan people.”