The United States on May 17 has taken control of Afghanistan’s embassy in Washington and the country’s consulates in New York, Beverly Hills and California, the Department of State has said.
The Department of State has claimed sole responsibility for the security. And maintenance of the diplomatic missions effective on Monday. And would not allow anyone from entering them without its permission. Until ant further clarification is provided by the Department of State .
The US government has clarified that they do not recognize the present Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. They have denied of having any diplomatic relations with the Taliban government.
The US had moved out their military assets last year which helped the Taliban to easily takeover Afghanistan.
The Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) has assumed sole responsibility for ensuring the protection and preservation of the property of the referenced missions.
The missions were seen at the Afghan embassy in Washington, and consular posts in Little Neck, New York, and Beverly Hills, California.
Though the officials have said that step does not signal any change in U. S. policy towards Afghanistan and that it did not affect the Afghan mission by the United Nations. However, these current steps taken suggest further developments to be in expectation.