アフガニスタン 2: ずくなしの冷や水


アフガニスタン 2


Situation in Afghanistan cannot be allowed to `collapse’, Lavrov says
Russia and China have been sending messages to the Taliban emphasizing the need to form an inclusive government
DUSHANBE, May 13. /TASS/. The situation in Afghanistan cannot be allowed to collapse, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference in Dushanbe.

"The situation [in Afghanistan] cannot be allowed to collapse again, as this would be too hard for the Afghan people, who have suffered from the presence of NATO for 20 years," Lavrov said after a meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers.

Lavrov urged the international community to pay more attention to the mobilization of humanitarian aid and other assistance for Afghanistan, saying the US and its allies should bear the greater burden of expenditure on reconstruction of Afghanistan.

Commenting on the escalation in the Panjshir province, the foreign minister said Russia had always called for the situation in Afghanistan to be settled through nationwide dialogue.

Russia and China have been sending messages to the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) emphasizing the need to form an inclusive government. "We expect our allies in Tajikistan who have a major influence on Afghanistan, especially on northern Afghanistan, to continue helping us attain joint goals," Lavrov concluded.

The Taliban was designated a terrorist organization, according to a ruling of Russia's Supreme Court on February 14, 2003.

Statement condemning killing of 8 polio health workers in Afghanistan

米、凍結資産でアフガン支援へ 国内8千億円の半分活用

Pregnant woman denied re-entry to New Zealand offered refuge by Taliban
WELLINGTON - A pregnant New Zealand journalist denied re-entry to her home country to give birth due to strict Covid-19 regulations said she has been offered refuge by the Afghan Taliban.

"This just feels like such a breach of trust," Charlotte Bellis told Radio New Zealand on Sunday from Kabul.

Bellis had been working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan, but said she didn't realize she was pregnant until she was at the media company's headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

It is illegal to be pregnant and unmarried in Qatar, so Bellis kept her pregnancy secret as she prepared to return to New Zealand.

Upon being told she did not qualify for an exemption under New Zealand's strict Covid border controls, Bellis said she called senior Taliban contacts and was told she could give birth there.

"We're happy for you, you can come and you won't have a problem," Bellis said in an interview about what the Taliban had told her.

They also said, "Don't worry. Everything will be fine," she told the New Zealand Herald

"In my time of need, the New Zealand government said you're not welcome here.

"When the Taliban offers you –- a pregnant, unmarried woman –- safe haven, you know your situation is messed up."

Bellis, who once questioned the Taliban about what they would do to ensure the rights of women and girls, said it was "brutally ironic" she was now asking the same question of her own government.

After going public with her situation, and involving lawyers, Bellis said she had been contacted by New Zealand officials who said her rejected application was under review.

The government's Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins said in a statement that he had asked officials to check whether the proper procedures had been followed in Bellis' case, "which appeared at first sight to warrant further explanation".

Faced with an outbreak of the Omicron variant, New Zealand recently scrapped plans to ease entry for returning nationals and instead closed its borders -- except for emergency cases -- to anyone without an existing quarantine booking.

ウェリントン - ニュージーランドの妊娠中のジャーナリストが、厳しいCovid-19の規制により、出産のための母国への再入国を拒否され、アフガニスタンのタリバンに避難を申し出ていると述べた。














‘I Believed in the U.S. But That Turned Out to Be Such a Big Mistake’
An Afghan journalist in hiding in Kabul talks about what it’s like in the capital city as the Taliban seize control.
On Sunday, as the Taliban moved into the capital city of Kabul with stunning speed, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country − a sign the Afghanistan government is on the verge of complete collapse. Nearly 20 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in the wake of Sept. 11, the State Department is burning classified documents and scrambling to evacuate embassy employees. The Kabul airport is reportedly under attack.

We reached an Afghan journalist who has worked with American media outlets. Now in hiding with his family, the journalist, who asked not to be identified to protect his safety, described a city where fearful citizens are both shocked by the sudden turn of events − and bitterly disappointed by the Biden administration’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan.

There’s a lot of panic and fear in the city. There is a curfew, so it’s completely empty and quiet in the streets of Kabul right now.

So many journalists are calling me. I’m scared for their lives. It’s the worst night of my life for me and thousands of others.

It turned out to be against the expectations of everybody. We thought the Americans would not ditch us, which seems to be the case right now.

We could never have imagined and believed that this would happen. We could never imagine we could be betrayed so badly by the U.S. The feeling of betrayal… I dedicated my life to the [American] values.

There was a lot of promise, a lot of assurance. A lot of talk about values, a lot of talk about progress, about rights, about women’s rights, about freedom, about democracy. That all turned out to be hollow.

Had I known that this commitment was temporary, I wouldn't have risked my life. I could have left Kabul or stayed and not [pushed for freedom of the press in Afghanistan] at all. I would've had the freedom to go anywhere in Afghanistan. But right now, I'm just talking to you from hiding. This is the first time I'm experiencing this in my life.

I’m trying to find a way to leave. I’ve probably got like a big target on my back. If I said “I'm not scared,” I would be lying.

People here are shocked [by the U.S. pulling out of Afghanistan]. They never could imagine they would do this. If they abandon us, probably thousands of people would be killed. And you know no longer would the U.S. have the moral authority to go places to say, “We believe in human rights. We fight for human rights and democracy.”

I don't care if it's the Trump administration or the Biden administration. I believed in the U.S. But that turned out to be such a big mistake in my opinion.

[When the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan], there was a lot of hope.

I want the American lawmakers to know it’s not good to ditch your allies. This was the most irresponsible act, ever. It’s just like taking us and putting us before wolves.

The U.S. needs to be robust in terms of their actions. They need to be consistent and vigorous and say to the Taliban, ‘You cannot kill people.’ It needs to be communicated in a very vigorous and serious manner.

Would sending more U.S. troops help? Of course, it helps. I was really shocked when I heard the Taliban was in town. That was not part of the agreement.

Afghan journalists are able to broadcast, but not as much as they normally do. Many media outlets were out; even now, not all of them work. People have run to their houses, they’re staying in their houses.

I’ve left my destiny to the Almighty. Because I can no longer trust anybody.

n 日曜日、タリバンが首都カブールに驚くべき速さで進攻する中、アシュラフ・ガーニ大統領は国外に逃亡した-アフガニスタン政府が完全に崩壊する寸前であることを示している。米国が9月11日にアフガニスタンに侵攻してから約20年、国務省は機密文書を燃やし、大使館員を避難させるために奔走している。カブール空港は攻撃を受けていると伝えられている。

















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