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Protest in Kabul Called on Biden to Change Decision on Afghan Assets for 9/11

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KABUL: Hundreds of Afghans took the streets of capital Kabul on Tuesday to protest the US President Joe Biden to move the $3.5 billion to the 9/11 victims.

The US President last Friday signed an executive order to seize the $3.5 billion of Afghan assets and give it as compensation to the 9/11 victims. Based on the order $3.5 billion of the assets will be directed to the Afghan humanitarian basic needs.  

The protestors called on the US president to reconsider the decision and let the Afghan have access to their money.

The protestors included traders, private sectors members and residents of Kabul.

“No one has the right to use this money or give it to anyone else,” said Mohammad Younes Momand, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI).

“It’s a completely unfair act to take the compensation from the Afghan money and give it to the victims of 9/11,” said Hajj Mir Afghan Safi, head of the Sarai Shahzada money changers union. Earlier the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that $2 billion of the Afghan assets belong to the private sectors.  

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