Calling the situation in Afghanistan “very fragile”, India has stated that it is important that the Taliban stick to its commitment not to allow the use of the Afghan soil for terrorism, together with terror groups designated under Security Council resolution 1267 that lists Pakistan-based outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
On Thursday at the UN Security Council Debate on Afghanistan India’s Permanent Representative to UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti said, “as Afghanistan’s neighbour, India was privileged to preside over the adoption of a substantial and forward-looking product of the Council during its presidency of the 15-nation UN body last month.”
The resolution on Afghanistan “took into account some of our collective concerns, in particular on terrorism, where it has noted the commitment of the Taliban not to allow the use of the Afghan soil for terrorism, including from terrorists and terrorist groups designated under Resolution 1267.”
Tirumurti said to PTI, “the Security Council resolution has underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or to finance terrorist acts. As witnessed from the deplorable terrorist attack at Kabul airport last month, terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to Afghanistan. It is, therefore, important that commitments made in this regard are respected and adhered to.”
Under the 1267 Sanctions regime, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed as well as Haqqani Network prohibited terror entities under UNSC resolution 1267 (1999) are also listed as global terrorists.