Taliban Government orders UK to compensate them with billions for Afghanistan war.
The Taliban government must insist that Britain and other countries donate billions in compensation for the 20-year war in Afghanistan.
Reports in Kabul indicate that the demand is imminent – and that the Taliban are confident Britain will provide it.
Noor Mohammad Mutawakel, of the Acting Ministry of Information and Culture, said: “The UK is ready to pay for the war, and we welcome that. Other countries involved in the war must also be willing to pay.
A source from Whitehall said: “We still don’t know what they will ask, but it could mean billions for everyone involved. Whether we pay or not is another matter.
Royal Marines of the 45th Commander to arrest and search a man on patrol in Afghanistan’s Sangin district (Image: PA)
Afghanistan’s economy is on the brink of collapse. GDP is expected to decrease by 10% this year and 5% in 2022-2023.
Many foreign powers freeze foreign assets – and the United States alone holds 7 billion pounds. But the demand for compensation is controversial after the Taliban killed many allies.
Colonel Richard Kemp, a former British army commander in Afghanistan, said: “It is outrageous for a terrorist group that has taken control of the country to demand compensation from countries that fought for Afghanistan in support of a legitimate government.
“The British government should not even consider paying a single cent for these bloodthirsty killers. It will be the first of many claims by a government that could kill, torture and disperse the population – and destroy the country. “
The news came at a time of more unrest and bloodshed in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic State killed at least 50 people in the northern city of Kunduz on Friday.
It was also revealed that diplomats met with the Taliban to discuss a safe passage for those with ties to Britain. Some fear the Taliban will use them to raise the stakes in money talks.