The consul general of Afghanistan to the Western U.S. remains in his position despite the Taliban takeover of the country and expects the Afghan government to remain in power “until and unless there is a transition,” he told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

“I’m still the consul general for Afghanistan,” said Aref Dostyar, who’s served in that role since 2020.

“We are recognized by the government of the United States of America,” he continued. “The U.S. still recognizes the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as the legitimate government. I think that until and unless there is a transition, this will

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