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An important obstacle in Washington’s interaction with the Taliban was the detention of American citizens

An important obstacle in Washington’s interaction with the Taliban was the detention of American citizens

Matthew Miller, the spokesman of the US State Department, says that the detention of the citizens of this country by the Taliban hinders Washington’s positive interaction with this group.

Miller stated this issue in a press conference. The number of American prisoners in Afghanistan is not known and the Taliban have confirmed that some of them are prisoners without providing figures.

According to Miller, the American authorities have always demanded the unconditional release of the citizens of this country from the Taliban.

It should be mentioned that the Taliban arrested Ryan Corbett, an American citizen in Afghanistan in August 2022.

The spokesperson of the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted about the fate of this prisoner: “The US government has consistently emphasized the immediate and unconditional release of Americans detained in Afghanistan in its meetings with the representatives of the Taliban.”