At the same time, the approval was obtained exclusively “in private conversations” and has not yet been documented in any way.
The U.S. Treasury Department has allowed providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan despite the sanctions imposed against the radical Taliban movement. This was reported on Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.
The newspaper notes that representatives of humanitarian organizations have previously asked the U.S. authorities to issue an official permit to conduct activities in Afghanistan. They were afraid that they could be held accountable for violating the sanctions imposed by the United States against the Taliban after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Recognizing the movement as a terrorist group, Washington banned organizations based in the United States from providing it with any material assistance.
According to the newspaper, representatives of the U.S. Treasury Department, under pressure from humanitarian organizations, stressed that they are not in danger of prosecution for providing assistance to Afghanistan, which is under the rule of the Taliban. At the same time, the publication emphasizes that the approval was received this week exclusively “in private conversations” and has not yet been documented in any way.