Taliban warn US, EU of financial refugees if Afghanistan sanctions proceed

Members of the Taliban delegation throughout a gathering with international diplomats in Doha, on October 12. — AFP/File
  • “We urge world nations to finish present sanctions and let banks function usually,” says Amir Khan Muttaqi.
  • European nations are involved that if the Afghan economic system collapses, numerous migrants will set off for the continent.
  • Washington and EU have stated they’re able to again humanitarian initiatives in Afghanistan.

KABUL: The US and European envoys have been warned by Afghanistan’s new Taliban authorities that continued makes an attempt to stress them by means of sanctions will undermine safety and will set off a wave of financial refugees.

Performing international minister Amir Khan Muttaqi informed Western diplomats at talks in Doha that “weakening the Afghan authorities isn’t within the curiosity of anybody as a result of its damaging results will straight have an effect on the world in (the) safety sector and financial migration from the nation”, in keeping with an announcement revealed late Tuesday.

The Taliban overthrew Afghanistan’s former US-backed authorities in August after a two-decade-long battle, and have declared an Islamic emirate ruled underneath the motion´s hardline interpretation of non secular regulation.

However efforts to stabilise the nation, nonetheless dealing with assaults from Daesh have been undermined by worldwide sanctions: banks are working out of money and civil servants are doing their jobs unpaid.

In response to the assertion from his spokesperson, Muttaqi informed the Doha assembly: “We urge world nations to finish present sanctions and let banks function usually in order that charity teams, organisations and the federal government will pay salaries to their employees with their very own reserves and worldwide monetary help.”

European nations specifically are involved that if the Afghan economic system collapses, numerous migrants will set off for the continent, piling stress on neighbouring states resembling Pakistan and Iran and ultimately on EU borders.

Washington and the EU have stated they’re able to again humanitarian initiatives in Afghanistan, however are cautious of offering direct assist to the Taliban with out ensures it is going to respect human rights, specifically girls’s rights.

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