UN to end travel ban exemptions for Taliban officials
China, Russia call for an extension while US seeks reduced list of Taliban officials allowed to travel
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At the same time, they renewed the exemption for the others until August 19, plus a further month if no member objected.
Ireland objected this week, according to diplomatic sources.
The latest proposal on the table would allow just six officials to travel for diplomatic reasons, diplomatic sources told AFP.
If no member of the Council objects by Monday afternoon, it will come into force for three months.
Among the 13 are Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai.
A spokesperson for the Chinese mission at the UN, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council, this week called the Western position linking the travel ban to human rights "counterproductive."
The exemptions are "needed as much as ever," the spokesperson said, adding that if reimposing a travel ban is all other members of the Council want to do, "clearly they have learned no lessons at all."
Despite their promises to be more flexible after they seized power in August last year, the Taliban have largely reverted to the harsh Islamist rule that characterised their first stint in power from 1996 to 2001.
In particular, they have severely restricted the rights and freedoms of girls and women, calling for them to don burkas, effectively halting girls' education and systematically removing women from Afghan workplaces.
No country has so far recognised the government.