US – Afghan conflict over assets; “Will be forced to reconsider policy” warns Taliban

News Desk: Another episode of USA and Taliban conflict started after US President Joe Biden last week seized $7 billion in assets belonging to the previous Afghan government, aiming to split the funds between compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and desperately needed aid for post-war Afghanistan.

The Taliban leaders responded angrily. Deputy spokesman Inamullah Samangani in a statement made it clear that “The 9/11 attacks had nothing to do with Afghanistan”.

“Any misappropriation of the property of the Afghan people under the pretext of this incident is a clear violation of the agreement reached with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” the statement added.

The statement further said “If the United States does not deviate from its position and continues its provocative actions, the Islamic Emirate will also be forced to reconsider its policy towards the country”.

Regarding this, demonstrators protested this decision of Biden outside Kabul’s grand Eid Gah mosque on Saturday and asked America for financial compensation for the tens of thousands of Afghans killed during the last 20 years of war in Afghanistan.