US State Department says there has not been yet formal transfer of power in Afghanistan

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Washington, Aug 17 : US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said there has not yet been a formal transfer of power to the Taliban movement (banned in Russia) in Afghanistan.

“There has not been a formal transfer of power,” Price said on Monday in response to a question about whether Ashraf Ghani is still president of Afghanistan.

Price added that the United States is working with the international community to figure out any possible formal recognition of a new Afghan government led by the Taliban, but recognition is contingent upon protecting basic human rights and refusing to harbor terrorists.

UNI/SPUTNIK

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