7/31, 10:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU won't support Taliban government - envoy

The European Union will not recognize a government formed by the Taliban in the case the group seizes power in a violent way, Acting Special Envoy of the EU for Afghanistan Thomas Nicklasson stressed on Saturday.

In an interview with Afghan TV channel Ariana News, Nicklasson warned that such a scenario could lead to the isolation of Afghanistan. The block is doing its best to stay "politically involved in providing humanitarian assistance as long as necessary," he concluded.

The Taliban claimed on Friday that they control 85% of the country's territory. United States President Joe Biden announced earlier that Washington will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until September 11, and later moved the deadline to August 31.

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