In an interview with Sky News published on Monday, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen focused on a number of pressing issues, including the US troop withdrawal, evacuation of Afghans, and women’s rights.
With time already ticking for the American military pullout deadline, Shaheen warned of serious repercussions from any possible extension.
“It’s a red line. [US] President [Joe] Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that”, the Taliban spokesman said.