Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Sunday at a press conference in Kabul called on the US President Joe Biden to reverse his decision on Afghan bank’s funds and return all the fund to Afghanistan.
Karzai said the fund belongs to no governments, but to the people of Afghanistan and all of it should be returned to Afghanistan’s central bank and should be kept there.
Karzai’s remarks follow an Executive Order signed by Biden on Friday which facilitates access to $3.5 billion of the frozen assets for addressing the humanitarian crisis and economic situation in Afghanistan. From the total $7 billion, $3.5 billion will remain in the US and is subject to the ongoing litigation by victims of the 9/11 attacks, according to White House.
Karzai said the people of Afghanistan are victims of terrorism as are the people of the United States. “No one punishes the victim,” he said, emphasizing that the money of the people of Afghanistan should not be given to victims of the 9/11 attacks. Läs artikel