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US to Try to Keep Afghanistan's Financial Reserves Out of Taliban Control

Sputnik News

14:30 GMT 16.08.2021

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration will not permit the Taliban* movement to gain any access to the financial reserves of the collapsed Afghan government that are held in the United States, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Monday.

The Taliban, who are in control of Afghanistan, will be denied access to any of the country's reserves held in US accounts, a Biden administration official was quoted as saying in the report.

No assets of Afghan's Central Bank being held in the United States will be made available to the Taliban, the official said.

US forces continued to evacuate Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, according to the report.

* The Taliban is a terrorist organisation outlawed in Russia and many other countries

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