The Clinton Administration and other members of the United Nations Security Council reported on August 7 that they are considering imposing an arms embargo against Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. These measures, including a proposed ban on international travel for senior Taliban officials, and the possible closing of Taliban offices in foreign countries, are being considered for the Taliban's refusal to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) has been pressuring both the U.S. and the U.N. to take tougher action against the countries that support the Taliban, namely Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who not only officially recognize the Taliban but also support the extremist militia. The FMF Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid calls for an end to the brutal edicts the Taliban has issued, forcing the women and girls of Afghanistan into virtual house arrest. Click here to take action on this issue.
Media Resources: Associated Press - August 7, 2000
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