Islamic Emirate seeks removal of sanctions on Afghanistan

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The Islamic Emirate urged the international community to remove sanctions on Afghanistan and solve issues through diplomatic efforts.

“I think it is the time to remove obstacles and solve issues through diplomatic channels and facilitate the support to the people of Afghanistan,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Recently, the deputy minister of economy, Abdul Latif Nazari, said the existing sanctions have caused economic issues in the country.

“The sanctions and freezing of Afghan assets have left a negative impact on the livelihood of the Afghan people,” he said.

Analysts said that the sanctions should be lifted to address the current problems in the country.

“Looking into the global experiences, imposition of sanction is not a solution. It is important that organizations should work jointly with the current government,” said Najibullah Jami, a political analyst.

“These individuals who are leading the Islamic Emirate and are sanctioned by the international community want the right of the Afghan nation from the world,” said Mohammad Khalid Musleh, a political affairs analyst.

This comes as the UN Security Council extended the mandate of “Team Monitoring Sanctions against Taliban-Linked Entities in Afghanistan.”—Tolonews