Former Afghan president slams ‘unjust’ U.S. plan for frozen assets, urges return

For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-02-14/Former-Afghan-president-slams-unjust-U-S-plan-for-frozen-assets-17DJeQXJLHi/index.html Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday urged the United States to return his country’s assets, one day after Washington unveiled a plan to set aside half of $7 billion frozen Afghan assets on U.S. soil to…

Former Afghan president slams 'unjust' U.S. plan for frozen assets, urges return

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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday urged the United States to return his country’s assets, one day after Washington unveiled a plan to set aside half of $7 billion frozen Afghan assets on U.S. soil to possibly satisfy lawsuits over the September 11 attacks.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that seeks to split $7 billion between funding humanitarian aid for cash-strapped Afghanistan and creating a trust fund to compensate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Holding Afghanistan’s money on any name is unfair and unjust. That money belongs to the people of Afghanistan … I am calling on President Joe Biden to return the money to the people of Afghanistan,” Karzai told a press conference in Kabul.

Karzai said that all Afghans, including members of the Taliban-led caretaker government, should take a united stand to get the Afghan money back to their country.

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