Lifting sanctions on Taliban not on UN Security Council agenda, says Russian envoy to UN

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Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia

New York [US], September 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The waving of sanctions on the Taliban is not on the UN Security Council agenda but the issue should be given careful consideration, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told Sputnik on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

"The topic of lifting the sanctions imposed on the Taliban via the Security Council is not on the agenda right now. Of course, this is an important issue, and sooner or later it will still have to be solved," Nebenzia said.

However, this issue should not be rushed as the situation must be carefully considered, according to the Russian official

"I [can] say that practically all members of the Council, and not just the five members of its permanent members, have repeatedly, during their speeches on the topic of Afghanistan, talked about the cautious approach toward the new Afghan authorities," he added. (ANI/Sputnik)

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