China News Service, February 13. According to a report by the US Chinese website, US President Biden recently ordered the thawing of Afghan assets in the United States and allocated US$3.5 billion from the US$7 billion in assets to the families of the victims of the "9.11" incident. .
On the 12th local time, demonstrations broke out in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to protest Biden's decision, saying that "this asset belongs to the Afghan people."
Data map: US President Biden.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
Protesters reportedly gathered outside a mosque in Kabul and also demanded financial compensation from the United States for the tens of thousands of Afghans killed in the war in Afghanistan over the past 20 years.
Afghanistan's central bank called on Biden to rescind the order and release funds to the agency.
Statistics show that more than 1 million children in Afghanistan are malnourished and 23 million people suffer from severe famine.
By the middle of this year, 97 percent of Afghans could be plunged into poverty.
Data map: On August 27, 2021, an explosion near Kabul Airport in Afghanistan caused many casualties.
The picture shows the injured being taken to the hospital.
According to previous reports, in mid-August 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan, and the US military hurriedly completed the withdrawal.
The U.S. government announced at the time that it would freeze about $9.5 billion in assets stored overseas by the Central Bank of Afghanistan.
About $7 billion of that is stored in the United States, with the rest in Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland, among others.
For months, the Taliban have been demanding that the United States unfreeze Afghan assets.
In response to the U.S. thawing plan, Mohammad Naim, a spokesman for the Taliban Political Office in Afghanistan, responded that the U.S. decision was an act of theft and a manifestation of moral depravity.
In 2001, the "9.11" terrorist attack in the United States shocked the world. The US government believes that the "Al Qaeda" organization headed by bin Laden is the culprit behind the terrorist attack.
On October 7 of the same year, the United States launched the war in Afghanistan.Keywords: