White House has again denied the release of over $9.5 billion of Afghanistan’s frozen fund and said that this was a complicated process and will not allow the Taliban to access the money.
Spokeswoman of the White House Jen Psaki reacted to the recent statements of Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister over the release of funds and added that the decision will be made after consulting allies.
Jen Psaki named the following three reasons for not releasing the assets,
- Families of the victims of September 11 have made plea for the money to be given to them. The plea is important one.
- US still recognized the Taliban as a terror group and most of the officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan are in black list of UN.
- US is yet to get a clear answer over the money not to be used by the Taliban and how the money will be given to Afghan people.
Earlier, Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi had said that the US must release the assets of Afghanistan and had added that they want good relations with the people of Afghanistan.
In the meantime, deputy prime ministers of the Taliban separately asked the US to unfreeze the money as the assets do not belong to any government and president but the people of Afghanistan.