In accordance with paragraph 20 of resolution 2160 (2014), the 1988 Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the 1988 Sanctions List.
Abdulhai Motmaen was listed on 23 February 2001 as Director of the Information and Culture Department in Kandahar Province during the Taliban regime, so falling within the provisions of resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council regarding acts and activities of the Taliban authorities.
Abdulhai Motmaen was the senior spokesman for the Taliban and used to deliver Taliban foreign policy statements. He was also a close associate of Mohammed Omar (TAi.004). He was a member of the Taliban Supreme Council and spokesperson for Mohammed Omar as of 2007.