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U.S. Freezes Nearly $9.5 Billion Afghanistan Central Bank Assets

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Biden Trying to Move Past Afghanistan Withdrawal

The U.S. has frozen nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank and stopped shipments of cash to the nation as it tries to keep a Taliban-led government from accessing the money, an administration official confirmed Tuesday. 

The official said that any central bank assets that the Afghan government has in the U.S. will not be available to the Taliban, which remains on the Treasury Department’s sanctions designation list.