2021-09-01

Don’t let the Taliban get Afghan foreign exchange! U.S. congressmen call for “all measures”

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, September 1st. According to US media reports, although the Biden administration is still “scorched” by the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the two US senators have begun to pay attention to Afghanistan’s billions of dollars in foreign exchange reserves. They wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, calling on her to “take all necessary measures” to prevent these foreign exchange reserves from falling into the hands of the Taliban.

Don’t let the Taliban get Afghan foreign exchange! U.S. congressmen call for “all measures”

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p > On August 31, local time, after all U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, a Taliban member stood guard near the Afghan Air Force plane at Kabul Airport.

Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, and Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, wrote in the letter, “You are urged to use all necessary means to make the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan All of its reserve assets will not fall into the hands of the Taliban, and resolutely resist any efforts to release these funds.”

They also emphasized in the letter that “never allow” the release of any reserve assets to the Taliban-controlled Afghan government.

The senators pointed out that the Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan (DAB) reported in June that it held nearly $10 billion in reserves. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, Ajmal Ahmadi, said that as of August, these funds still had about 9 billion U.S. dollars, including U.S. dollars and bonds, and the World Bank Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership Fund (RAMP).

However, under relevant reports from the US media, most of the comments made by US netizens point to dissatisfaction with the Biden administration. Some netizens said, “The government that was supposed to receive these payments no longer exists”, “This money should be returned to the taxpayers.” Some netizens said, “Biden proved that he can’rebuild better’. He A better Taliban was rebuilt in one day.”