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Allow Taliban to establish govt, give them space to demonstrate credentials: British Army chief

Speaking with the press, Carter stated that we must be patient, maintain our nerve, allow them the room to establish a government, and give them the space to demonstrate their credentials.

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London, First Published Aug 18, 2021, 4:47 PM IST
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The international community should allow the Taliban the room they need to create a new government in Afghanistan. According to the chief of the British army on Wednesday, they may discover that the rebels labelled as terrorists by the West for decades have grown more rational.
The Taliban's commanders would expose themselves to the world, an official of the Islamist movement declared on Wednesday, in contrast to the previous 20 years, when its leaders mainly lived in secrecy.

Britain's chief of military staff, Nick Carter, said he communicated with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who Carter said will meet with the Taliban on Wednesday.
Speaking with the press, Carter stated that we must be patient, maintain our nerve, allow them the room to establish a government, and give them the space to demonstrate their credentials. He went on to say that this Taliban could be different from the one people remember from the 1990s. He added that this Taliban is more moderate, but everyone must remember that they are not homogeneous.

However, Charlie Herbert, a former British army major general who served in Afghanistan and worked as a senior NATO adviser, told the media that these smooth words should not seduce people. He added that the Taliban need international recognition as they've taken power by force, and they're now desperate for international recognition from China, Russia, and the West.

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