Links urged between Afghan, US banks
If the links are not established within two months, the German the bank would stop dollar transfers of Afghan institutions, Da Afghanistan Bank Governor Noorullah Dilawari said.
The German bank conveyed him its decision at a meeting in Dubai a month ago, Dilawari said. Of the seven banks in Afghanistan, three are registered with a US bank.
Some top officials of these institutions informed him on Monday they had established links with credible foreign banks to ensure their dollars, he explained.
The German Commerce Bank’s is essentially driven by fear of being fined by the US. The British Chartered Bank was recently fined hundreds of millions of dollars for defying US sanctions on Iran.
“We report to the IMF and the UN on our money and have follow rules against money laundering, terrorist financing and drug trafficking,” Dilawari continued.
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