The US froze the assets of Afghanistan’s central bank and stopped providing Afghanistan with money in an attempt to pressure the Taliban and deprive them of accessing the assets of the former government.
The total sum of the frozen assets accounts for $9.5 billion.
Until now the Taliban remains listed in the Treasury’s Department’s sanction designation list which means that until the Taliban is in power the US will not continue investing in projects in Afghanistan.
The previous administration relied heavily on US aid money and still remained one of the poorest countries on earth.
Whether the Taliban will be removed from the US blacklist and American cash flow will continue to enter Afghanistan is not yet known.
However considering the fact that the US froze the assets, the Taliban’s exclusion from the list, for now, is not being considered.
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan following the US withdrawal. Ex-President Ashraf Ghani fled from the country, reportedly carrying bags
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