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Taliban asked US end economic sanctions, unfreeze Afghanistan's 10bln dollars assets
October 11, 2021

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Taliban have asked the United States to end economic sanctions and unfreeze the assets of ten billion US dollars for Afghanistan government.

In a statement, the foreign ministry in Kabul welcomed the US offer of humanitarian assistance and said local authorities would facilitate delivery and cooperate with aid groups.

Meanwhile, Taliban's spokesperson in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, ruled out co-operation with Washington on tackling the activities of Daesh in Khorasan Province.

He said Taliban are able to tackle threat independently.

On the other hand, United States said that it has not recognized yet the Taliban government, however the US is waiting and watching in this regard.

In a statement, the State Department spokesman Ned Price said talks with Afghan Taliban in Qatar remained candid professionally and focused on security and terrorism concerns.

He said the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials in Doha also discussed provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people.