OREANDA-NEWS. Ever since the United States finally left Bagram airbase and the international airport in Kabul, the economic situation in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has been sliding into the abyss.

The Taliban* have repeatedly demanded the US central bank and its allies in Western Europe to release cash reserve assets that belong to Islamic Emirate. 

According to the World Bank, Afghans have about $10 billion in foreign exchange reserves outside the country, mostly in the United States and Europe.

Despite this, Afghanistan is now a drought-torn and war-torn territory where people face the real prospect of massive famine.

Shah Mehrabi, a board member of the Afghan Central Bank, said Afghanistan needs $150 million every month to stave off an impending crisis and keep the local currency and prices stable.

Tired of ethereal attempts to reach the Americans and gain access to their country's money, the Taliban* threaten the Europeans: if the West continues to hold onto money belonging to the Afghan people, it will cause an inevitable humanitarian crisis, fleeing from which Afghans will begin to flee to Europe, provoking another migration crisis.

*The organization is banned in the Russian Federation