After the recent developments in Afghanistan, the European Parliament has warned that terrorist threats to the continent are more likely than before, after the Taliban movement came to power there.
In a draft resolution to be voted on Thursday afternoon in Brussels, he stressed that militants in today’s world feel a kind of euphoria after the Taliban’s victory.
He also pointed out that 18 million people are in need of assistance, of which 14 million face food insecurity.
He also warned that the crisis no longer only threatens the Afghan people, but has become a threat to European security in toto, explaining that Afghanistan is facing the threat of a humanitarian catastrophe, as it suffers from a crisis of water, food and medicine shortages.
International fears for the return of terrorism
It is worth noting that European fears of increased terrorist threats after the Taliban movement came to power in Afghanistan weren’t alone: US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley hinted to senators last month that he expects U.S. officials to change their previous assessments of the pace of the recovery training. terrorist groups in Afghanistan, noting that the US may face an increase in “terrorist threats from Afghanistan” now handled by the Taliban.
In turn, Britain underscored its fears of al-Qaeda’s return last month, noting that options are open. in case of a threat, suggesting the possibility of returning in Afghanistan if the terrorists began to appear in a way that threatens the West.
France refused to recognize the Taliban government and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused the movement’s government of lying, underlining his country’s refusal to recognize it or to establish any form of relationship with it.
Telegrams of congratulations have come from extremist and extremist groups to the Taliban movement, either in Yemen, Syria or others, after it took control of the capital, Kabul, weeks ago.
No recognition of the Taliban government
In a related context, the European declaration found that the Taliban failed to honor their promise to form an inclusive government, especially after the abolition of the women’s ministry.
He also refused to acknowledge the movement’s current government, expressing concern for Afghanistan’s future.
He also believed that the US decision to withdraw was one-sided, as Washington did not coordinate with NATO allies, regretting this, as it claimed.
Shocked by the atrocities of the Taliban
Furthermore, he called on the European Commission to learn from the lack of communication between the United States and the European Union prior to the withdrawal from Afghanistan, expressing his shock at the reports received of arbitrary executions of civilians and members of the Afghan security forces. , and the suppression of peaceful demonstrations.
Interestingly, the presence of al-Qaeda has significantly diminished in Afghanistan after 20 years of war on terror, while it is not clear if the organization still has the capacity in the near future of carrying out attacks inside the United States similar to what happened in the atheist of September.
Parliament also calls on the countries of the Union to support the proposal to establish an international fact-finding mechanism on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, supporting the principle of operational engagement with the Taliban for the purposes of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of citizens, and nothing more.
However, a report issued by the United Nations Security Council last June confirmed that al-Qaeda leaders are still present. in Afghanistan, along with hundreds of armed elements.