Joe Biden takes action against Taliban, US ends Afghanistan's non-NATO ally status

In 2012, the US had designated Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA). Through this, the defence and economic ties between the two countries were maintained

FP Staff September 24, 2022 17:16:15 IST
Joe Biden takes action against Taliban, US ends Afghanistan's non-NATO ally status

In 2012, the US had designated Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA). Through this, the defence and economic ties between the two countries were maintained. Due to this status, Afghanistan was given a lot of assistance and facilities related to defense and security

Washington: US President Joe Biden has ended Afghanistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally. The move comes a year after the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan by capturing Kabul.

In 2012, the US had designated Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA). Through this, the defence and economic ties between the two countries were maintained. Due to this status, Afghanistan was given a lot of assistance and facilities related to defense and security.

US President Joe Biden sent memorandum

In a memorandum sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US President Joe Biden said, “In accordance with the power I have as President under the Constitution and the law of the United States, I terminate the status of a major non-NATO ally given to Afghanistan.”

The MNNA status was first introduced in 1987.

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