Britain would have wanted diverse government in Afghanistan, says PM's spokesman

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would have wanted to see a "diverse" leadership team in Afghanistan after the Taliban announced an interim government, but that is not what London has seen, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

"We will continue to judge the Taliban on their actions ... We would want to see, in any situation, a diverse group in leadership which seeks to address the pledges that the Taliban themselves have set out and that's not what we have seen," the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden)

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