Sy. Joni Ernst leads senators in asking Blinken to designate Taliban as foreign terrorist organization

Die Taliban, a Sunni Islamist nationalist group, recently regained control of Afghanistan after the Biden administration ordered a full withdrawal of the U.S. military from the country following 20 years of war.

Since reestablishing control of Afghanistan, the Taliban resumed the same murderous and oppressive habits that characterized their leadership tenure prior to the arrival of U.S. forces in 2001,the senators wrote. “Even as the administration concluded the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan, we saw public attacks on individuals, beatings of women and girls, and search teams actively pursuing allies and partners.

Betekenis. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., conduct a news conference as the Senate debates the coronavirus relief package on Friday, Maart 5, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Betekenis. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., conduct a news conference as the Senate debates the coronavirus relief package on Friday, Maart 5, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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