Taliban warn US, EU of refugees if Afghan sanctions proceed


KABUL:

Afghanistan’s new Taliban authorities has warned the US and European envoys that continued makes an attempt to strain them via sanctions will undermine safety and will set off a wave of financial refugees.

Acting overseas minister Amir Khan Muttaqi instructed Western diplomats at talks in Doha that “weakening the Afghan government is not in the interest of anyone because its negative effects will directly affect the world in (the) security sector and economic migration from the country”, based on a press release printed 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 below the motion’s interpretation of non secular legislation.

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But efforts to stabilise the nation, nonetheless dealing with assaults from Islamic State-Khorasan, have been undermined by worldwide sanctions: banks are operating out of money and civil servants are going unpaid.

According to the assertion from his spokesman, Muttaqi instructed the Doha assembly: “We urge world countries to end existing sanctions and let banks operate normally so that charity groups, organisations and the government can pay salaries to their staff with their own reserves and international financial assistance.”

European international locations, specifically, are involved that if the Afghan financial system collapses, massive numbers of migrants will set off for the continent, piling strain on neighbouring states akin to 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 can respect human rights, specifically girls’s rights.

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