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Biden signs executive order to try to free up frozen Afghan assets for aid

Posted on AllSides February 11th, 2022
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President Biden has signed an executive order aimed at taking the first steps to try to free up some $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan assets held in the U.S. to be used for humanitarian relief in Afghanistan.

But because the Taliban controls the country — and has been sanctioned as a terrorism organization — the U.S. government is looking to set up a third-party trust fund to administer and distribute the aid.

Some $7 billion in assets of the former Afghan central bank are frozen in U.S. banks. Some families...

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