Flashback: World ‘Won’t Recognize’ a Government in Afghanistan That Seizes Power by Force

patrick.goodenough | September 8, 2021
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the Taliban could “earn” international legitimacy “gradually, over time” depending on its actions. But for months he and other State Department officials have stated that any party that seizes power in Afghanistan by force will not receive international recognition.

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