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    Russia’s recognition of the Taliban as a non-terrorist organization would be helpful to advance a political process in Afghanistan, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said earlier in the day that Moscow could consider the Taliban as a non-terrorist group if the Taliban fulfills the conditions of national reconciliation and steps away from terrorism to become a political force in the future.

    "That is a very similar approach to what we have taken now for two years. If that is in fact their approach, it is not unhelpful to try to move a political process forward in Afghanistan," Kirby said.


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