The US state department said, “We note that the report list of names consists exclusively of individuals who are members of the Taliban or their close connects and no women.
“We also are concerned by the affiliations and track records of some of the individuals.”
It added that America would “judge the Taliban by its actions, not words”.
The statement said Washington would “continue to hold the Taliban to their commitments” to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans with travel documents, “including permitting flights currently ready to fly out of Afghanistan”.
“We also reiterate our clear expectation that the Taliban ensure that Afghan soil is not used to threaten any other countries,” it said, adding: “The world is watching closely.”
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