National Security Adviser to the U.S. President Jake Sullivan said that the possibility of the United States providing economic assistance to the Taliban would depend on the Taliban’s compliance with its obligations related to the safe departure of Americans and their allies and the fight against terrorism.
When asked whether the United States plans to assist the Taliban, Sullivan said that the United States, first of all, intends to continue humanitarian assistance directly to the Afghan people.
“If we talk about relations with the Taliban related to economic and development assistance, it will depend on the actions of the Taliban. This will depend on whether they follow their obligations: obligations for safe departure for Americans and Afghan allies, obligations not to allow Afghanistan to become a base from which terrorists can attack the United States or any other country, to comply with international obligations. It will depend on them. And we will see by their actions how we will eventually respond to the issue of economic assistance,” Sullivan said on ABC News.