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Judge Taliban on Actions Not Words, Says Boris Johnson, Warns Against 'Premature' Recognition

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Last Updated: August 18, 2021, 14:59 IST

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Image: Reuters)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Image: Reuters)

Britain's Prime Minister said the hardliners should be judged based on attitudes to terrorism, to crime and narcotics, as well as humanitarian access and the rights of girls to receive an education.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the Taliban should be judged on their actions, warning countries against “prematurely or bilaterally” recognising the Islamist hardliners.

“We will judge this regime based on the choices it makes and by its actions rather than by its words, on its attitudes to terrorism, to crime and narcotics, as well as humanitarian access and the rights of girls to receive an education,” he told parliament.

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first published:August 18, 2021, 14:59 IST
last updated:August 18, 2021, 14:59 IST