Report on splitting Afghanistan fund with 9/11 victims angers Biden admin
The Biden administration is expected to announce on Friday its decision to distribute $7 billion in frozen Afghanistan funds to certain relatives of 9/11 victims and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. New York Times report.
Afghanistan’s central bank deposited $7 billion in assets with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before Taliban takeover, note Times.
News of the administration’s reported decision has not been taken lightly online, however, with many observers weighing in to accuse the White House of stealing from a country on the internet. the brink of humanitarian collapse.
“Families of 9/11 victims have been pursuing financial compensation from the Taliban for many years.” CNN wrote, “and their renewed efforts after the group took over the country [in 2021] and then an asset freeze in Afghanistan. “The White House has been trying to handle the situation for months, now it seems to have broken down for this 50/50 split – $3.5 billion for Afghanistan aid and $3.5 billion for terrorism victims,” he said. .
https://theweek.com/joe-biden/1010070/reports-of-splitting-afghan-funds-with-911-victims-bring-biden-admin-under-fire Report on splitting Afghanistan fund with 9/11 victims angers Biden admin