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John Sepko’s sharp statements about pouring American taxpayers’ money into the pockets of the Taliban

John Sepko’s sharp statements about pouring American taxpayers’ money into the pockets of the Taliban

International tensions about financial aid to Afghanistan are increasing rapidly.

The US special inspector for US aid to Afghanistan has criticized the Taliban’s use of the system for transferring financial aid to the United Nations in Afghanistan.

In a conversation with the ProPublica website, John Sapko severely criticized the Taliban and called them “a bunch of terrorists”. He clearly stated that many of the cash donations to the United Nations come from the American taxpayers and some of these donations go to the Taliban.

Reports show that since the return of the Taliban, about 2.9 billion dollars have been transferred to Afghanistan through the United Nations. Part of this money has been converted into Afghani currency for local relief agencies.

The United Nations has denied the allegations and claimed that all cash aid ultimately goes to the Central Bank of Afghanistan, which is controlled by the Taliban. However, the United Nations has practically acknowledged that it cannot avoid the central bank.

The Taliban has banned monetary transactions and payment of salaries in foreign currency and mentions the existence of a large amount of US dollars in the banking system and markets of Afghanistan as an achievement of their government.

In response to this issue, the US State Department has announced that it is still committed to providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and will take all necessary measures to prevent the Taliban from directly using this aid.