The United States does not intend to change its position regarding the freezing of the financial assets of the former government of Afghanistan following the virtual meeting of the G20. It is reported by TASS citing White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
She stressed that the United States does not intend to provide the Taliban with (terrorist organization, banned in Russia) access to these tools.
At the same time, she stressed that Washington has become the largest donor of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, and the United States intends to continue to work in this direction.
In mid-August, the International Monetary Fund and other Western organizations suspended programs to support the Afghan economy, which is highly dependent on foreign injections. In particular, the United States has cut off access to $ 7 billion in assets held by the US Federal Reserve. They explained their decision by the fact that they could not transfer funds until the new government received international recognition. In addition, the Taliban were denied access even to the country’s national reserve – the United States froze the assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan in the accounts of its banks.