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The United States froze nearly $9.5 billion in assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan

The United States froze nearly $9.5 billion in assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan

An Airbus A400M transport aircraft of the German Air Force takes off early this morning from the Wunstorf air base in the Hanover region Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. In view of the rapid advance of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr wants to begin evacuating German citizens and local Afghan forces from Kabul. (Moritz Frankenberg/dpa via AP)

The United States has frozen nearly $9.5 billion in assets of The Central Bank of Afghanistan and is trying to prevent the Taliban from obtaining funds from the United States in any way, Bloomberg reported on August 17, citing a government official.

The official said no central bank assets owned by the Afghan government in the United States would be provided to the Taliban, which remain on the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions list.

Afghan central bank acting governor Ajmal Ahmadi local time on the morning of the 16th in a message posted on social media, he learned on the 13th, the United States tried to prevent the Taliban to obtain funds, the delivery of dollars will also stop.

The central bank has $9.5 billion in assets, most of which are in accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and U.S. financial institutions.

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