"We note the announced list of names consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close associates and no women," the spokesperson said on Tuesday. "We also are concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals."
"The government declared by the Taliban in Afghanistan, with the prime minister on the list of terrorists and the foreign minister being wanted by the FBI, clearly, is not a good sign for the international community, moreover, it is the worst sign," Di Maio told the national La7 broadcaster.
"NRF considers the announcement of the Taliban’s caretaker cabinet illegal and a clear sign of the group’s enmity with the Afghan people. We call on all Afghan citizens to continue their resistance against the occupation by the Taliban and its terrorist allies," the statement read.
"You see a running, resilient system close to collapse and it's very, very painful," Majrooh said.
"The operation to move out of danger and to safety tens of thousands of Afghans at risk, including many who helped us during our two decades in Afghanistan, represents an extraordinary military, diplomatic, security, and humanitarian operation by the US Government," Young said in a White House statement. "We urge Congress to appropriate $6.4 billion to enable the success of this multifaceted, historic mission."
Young said a majority of the requested funding would be used by the Department of Defense and Department of State to support processing sites overseas and in the United States, including for transportation of Afghan refugees to the United States.
The White House also requests $14 billion to address natural disasters that occurred prior to Hurricane Ida, Young said.
The White House wants Congress to provide this funding through a new short-term funding bill that will need to be approved by September 30 in order to avert a government shutdown.
“Together with Secretary… Blinken, Secretary Austin thanked [Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad ] Al Thani for Qatar’s extraordinary support in facilitating the safe transit of US citizens and Afghans and other individuals at risk from Afghanistan,” Kirby said in a statement following their meeting in Doha on 6 September.
Both US secretaries affirmed the strength of the bilateral strategic partnership and discussed a range of other issues related to regional security and stability, he added.
On 7 September, Austin and Blinken met with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, as well as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.
“In both meetings, Secretary Austin and Secretary Blinken underscored US commitment to a strong and enduring partnership with Qatar and their desire to continue close coordination on initiatives to advance regional peace and stability,” Kirby noted.
They also met with US service members, diplomats and other staff along with Afghan evacuees who supported US government operations in Afghanistan, he added.
The Kabul demonstration occurred shortly after the Pakistani intelligence chief, Faiz Hameed, arrived in the Afghan capital at the invitation of the Taliban (terrorist organisation banned in Russia). Taliban fighters reportedly fired warning shots to disperse the hundreds-strong crowd.
"More courageous women and men of Kabul joined the general uprising declared by [Ahmad Massoud] today. They are demanding freedom, justice, and the independence of Afg. after 20 years, this resistance and revolution will put an end to aggression once and for all," Nazary wrote in message posted on Twitter.
Panjshir was the only Afghan province to resist the Taliban before it was conquered on 7 September. The NRFA vowed to retreat into guerrilla warfare, while Massoud called on Afghans to rebel against the Taliban, and accused unidentified "foreign forces" of supporting the radical movement.
Earlier in the day, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said that the meeting will be chaired by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
"Russia will not take part in the ministerial meeting on Afghanistan on September 8," the ministry said.
"No, there aren’t any restrictions on social media. We believe in the freedom of speech. If someone criticizes our activities or has some views that he wants to express, it is fine with us, it is all part of freedom of speech. But of course we do not want the spread of lies and fabrications, those might be restricted. Otherwise, we don’t have any problem," Shaheen said.
“I hope that it would be this week but I don’t know exactly. It could be this week or the next,“ Shaheen said.
The militant movement reportedly sent Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, Qatar and Pakistan invitations to attend an event dedicated to the announcement of the new Afghan government.
"You know that so far no decisions have been made on the recognition of the Taliban. In addition, you also know that indeed we are very carefully monitoring everything that is happening there, and most importantly, we are still trying to understand how the promises of the Taliban, their statements, will correlate with their future actions," Peskov told reporters.
“After the temporary closure of most of the embassies [in Kabul], we decided to move our embassy to Doha as a diplomatic office, as countries such as the US, UK, Germany, Canada have done and the Netherlands and Spain will do in the future. Together with the countries of the region and with our partners, who have already deployed their missions for Afghanistan in Qatar, we are thinking about creating a joint presence in Afghanistan,” the minister told Italian lawmakers.
Di Maio added that such a joint mission “with predominantly consular functions” could be led by the EU or possibly by the UN.