Taliban leaders cannot be trusted to keep their promises, Tory MPs warned yesterday – as Britain stepped up talks with the militants.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen claimed the group which has seized power in Afghanistan will allow anyone with the ‘proper documents’ to leave the country.
He also said women’s rights will be respected and the Taliban will not allow the country to become a safe haven again for terror groups such as Al Qaeda.
But senior Tory MP Tom Tugendhat accused Shaheen of lying about the Taliban’s true intentions. Mr Tugendhat, a former Army officer who chairs the Commons foreign affairs committee, accused him of fronting ‘a slick PR operation masking a vicious death cult’.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen (pictured) claimed the group which has seized power in Afghanistan will allow anyone with the 'proper documents' to leave the country and women's rights will be respected
He said it was ‘absolutely clear’ that Taliban fighters were already rounding up and killing Afghans who worked with the West in cities including Kabul, Kandahar and Lashkar Gah.
Mr Tugendhat said it was also evident that girls were being ‘denied education’ by the fanatics and women were being sent home from their jobs.
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