The Taliban announced a complete ban on foreign currencies in Afghanistan on Tuesday. The announcement comes as they continue to press for the release of central bank reserves and overseas assets that were frozen following their takeover of the country, which has widespread use of the US dollar, in August.
The Taliban on Tuesday placed a complete ban on the use of foreign currency in Afghanistan, a spokesman of the group said, warning of legal action if the edict was disobeyed.
Banks in Afghanistan are limiting withdrawals and the nation’s currency is in free fall, as basic food prices skyrocket. The Taliban are pointing the blame at the international community.
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Kristopher Driver Corruption of aid is what the aghan government depended upon, not the aid. The aid, if not embezzled, would be sufficient. Let’s not conflate issues here.
graham wilson Leave it to Islamic countries. Why should we in the western world continue to get involved with Islamic countries, can’t our governments just leave them to their own devices. Never again get involved in their wars, their internal affairs.