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Taliban ‘Open Letter’ Appeals to U.S. Congress to Unfreeze Afghan Assets

Taliban ‘Open Letter’ Appeals to U.S. Congress to Unfreeze Afghan Assets

From: VOA

The Taliban foreign minister Wednesday penned an “open letter” to the U.S. Congress, warning of a mass refugee exodus from Afghanistan unless the United States unblocks more than $9 billion in Afghan central bank assets and ends other financial sanctions against the country.

Amir Khan Muttaqi wrote that the sanctions “have not only played havoc” with trade and business but also with humanitarian aid to millions of desperate Afghans. Muttaqi’s office in Kabul released copies of the letter in several languages, including English.

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