CNN reporter Clarissa Ward tweeted a photo Tuesday of a Taliban leader appearing to glower at her during an interview.
Ward said the image captured how Mawlavi Abdullah Mohammad, the head of the Taliban’s Ministry of the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, “feels about sitting down with me.”
A picture is worth a thousand words. You don’t have to zoom in to see how the Taliban’s head of the ministry for the propagation of virtue and prevention of vice in Ghazni feels about sitting down with me. Our story here. https://t.co/Wh7jMkbXjx pic.twitter.com/RzqIzg8nqb
— Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) October 12, 2021
The Taliban has repeatedly defied the Biden administration’s post-withdrawal hopes that the Islamist group would rule Afghanistan as “inclusive” member of the international community.
Afghanistan: Taliban Abuses Cause Widespread Fear https://t.co/lV7WrmOebp
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) September 23, 2021