Sanctions on Two Islamic Emirate Officials by the United States; Mujahid: Washington Repeating Its Failed Experiences

The US Department of State has announced that Mohammad Khalid Hanafi, the Minister of Virtue and Fariduddin Mahmood, the Head of the Islamic Emirate’s Academy of Sciences, have been sanctioned for human rights violations.

According to the US Department of the Treasury, these two officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have been sanctioned due to serious violations of human rights and the suppression of women and girls.

Karn Decker, the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Afghanistan, wrote on his X-platform: “These officials are complicit in serious human rights violations against women and girls in Afghanistan.”

The US official further wrote that the United States has imposed sanctions on these two Islamic Emirate officials because they have deprived half of Afghanistan’s population of their rights.

However, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, has criticized the imposition of these sanctions by the United States.

Mujahid stated on the X platform that pressure and sanctions are not a solution, saying, “Although America has a history of such unsuccessful actions, it should not repeat its failed experiences.”

According to the spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate, while the United States is one of the biggest violators of human rights due to its support for Israel, accusing others of human rights violations and imposing sanctions by the United States is unjustifiable and illogical.

This comes at a time when the interim Kabul government has blocked schools and universities for girls in the past two years and imposed social restrictions on women.

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