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China urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Afghanistan

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KABUL: China’s foreign ministry on Monday urged the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets and lift unilateral sanctions on the country as soon as possible.

Reacting to remarks made recently by Afghanistan’s deputy prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, that recent rain and snow has aggravated the already dire situation in Afghanistan, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that Chinese people sympathize with Afghans who are suffering, Xinhua reported.

He said that although the U.S. military has withdrawn from Afghanistan, the consequences caused by its occupation continue and are further aggravated.

“We urge the U.S. side to deeply reflect on its mistakes, shoulder its due international responsibilities and lift its asset freeze and unilateral sanctions against Afghanistan as soon as possible,” Wang said.

Wang also said the US is urged to take concrete actions to make up for the harm caused to the Afghan people, “instead of sprinkling salt on the wounds of the Afghan people”.

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