Taliban released two American citizens, America said – this is a sign of goodwill
A US State Department spokesman said it was a gesture of goodwill being shown by the Taliban. US State Department spokesman Ned Price declined to identify the released couple.
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers released two American citizens taken into custody on Tuesday. A US State Department spokesman said it was a gesture of goodwill being shown by the Taliban. US State Department spokesman Ned Price declined to identify the released couple.
Along with this, he made it clear that in return no Taliban prisoner has been released, nor has any money been given. He said that we will extend all help to these two citizens. We will be very happy to see that these people will soon be with their loved ones.
Taliban showed good faith by taking this step: Price
Price said that we are understanding that by doing this the Taliban has shown goodwill with America. The Taliban had freed American engineer Mark Frederick three months earlier in exchange for the release of convicted drug smuggler Bashir Nurzai.
Similarly, American Olympic gold medalist basketball player Brittney Griner, who was recently arrested on drug charges, was released by Russia in exchange for the release of convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Let us tell you that a few days back a person was hanged publicly by the Taliban. International organizations objected to this incident.
Many countries including UN, America opposed public hanging. Please tell that till now no country has officially recognized the Taliban government. Let us tell that on August 15, the Taliban had captured the power of Afghanistan. Prior to the US invasion in 2001, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan.