Taliban Says U.S. Will Send Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan After Talks in Qatar ‘Went Well’

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The Taliban said on Sunday that the U.S. will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, while simultaneously refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the country’s new leadership.

According to CNBC, out of a population of 40 million, 14 million in Afghanistan are food insecure, and the U.N. estimates $200 million is needed to sustain its food programs through the end of the year.

The statement came following the first directs talks between the Taliban and U.S. since the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan at the end of August.

The talks in Doha, Qatar “went well,” the Taliban said.

A spokesperson for the Taliban, Suhail Shaheen, told the Associated Press that
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