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Muttaqi Insists on Release of Afghan Bank Assets

Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi once again called on the US to immediately release Afghanistan’s central bank assets.  

Muttaqi told CRI News in an interview that the US was no longer engaged in a war with Afghanistan and that locking the Afghan assets lacked any “logical” justification.

“The assets should be freed immediately. The Americans don’t have any military front with us now. What is the reason for freezing the assets? The assets don’t belong to the Mujahideen (Islamic Emirate) but to the people of Afghanistan,” Muttaqi said.  

“The US froze our assets and then told us that it will provide us humanitarian aid. What does it mean?” Muttaqi questioned Washington.  

Political analysts say that the hold on Afghan assets is affected the people of Afghanistan who are struggling with severe economic challenges.  

“The winter is on the way. The people are in a very bad conditions with many lives under the tent. The children are in a critical condition. The world should think about the people Afghanistan,” said Tajar Kakar, political analyst.  

Muttaqi earlier sent a letter to the US Congress, in which he urged Washington to free the Afghan assets, citing the intense economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.  

However, the US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West in response to the letter said that the “Taliban’s letter” misconstrued the facts regarding Afghanistan’s economic and humanitarian crisis.  

“Afghanistan was unfortunately already suffering a terrible humanitarian crisis before mid-August, made worse by war, years of drought, and the pandemic” he said.  

Muttaqi Insists on Release of Afghan Bank Assets

Political analysts say that the hold on Afghan assets is affected the people of Afghanistan who are struggling with severe economic challenges.

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Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi once again called on the US to immediately release Afghanistan’s central bank assets.  

Muttaqi told CRI News in an interview that the US was no longer engaged in a war with Afghanistan and that locking the Afghan assets lacked any “logical” justification.

“The assets should be freed immediately. The Americans don’t have any military front with us now. What is the reason for freezing the assets? The assets don’t belong to the Mujahideen (Islamic Emirate) but to the people of Afghanistan,” Muttaqi said.  

“The US froze our assets and then told us that it will provide us humanitarian aid. What does it mean?” Muttaqi questioned Washington.  

Political analysts say that the hold on Afghan assets is affected the people of Afghanistan who are struggling with severe economic challenges.  

“The winter is on the way. The people are in a very bad conditions with many lives under the tent. The children are in a critical condition. The world should think about the people Afghanistan,” said Tajar Kakar, political analyst.  

Muttaqi earlier sent a letter to the US Congress, in which he urged Washington to free the Afghan assets, citing the intense economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.  

However, the US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West in response to the letter said that the “Taliban’s letter” misconstrued the facts regarding Afghanistan’s economic and humanitarian crisis.  

“Afghanistan was unfortunately already suffering a terrible humanitarian crisis before mid-August, made worse by war, years of drought, and the pandemic” he said.  

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