The US State Department has defended its position on aid to Afghanistan by pledging to provide humanitarian aid to the Afghan people while restricting the Taliban’s access to their economic reserves in the United States.
When asked whether President Joe Biden’s administration is between two waters, State Department spokesman Ned Price emphasized his humanitarian commitment to Afghan citizens, to which he donated almost $ 64 million a few weeks ago – more than 55 million euros Has.
Price emphasized that the USA approved a total of 330 million dollars – around 285 million euros – for Afghanistan in this fiscal year, “from which women and girls in particular have benefited”.
“It has offered health opportunities to the Afghan people. It has added the food, nutrition and basic life-saving services that too many Afghans need during a press conference today.
Price has also recognized that it is the Biden administration’s position with regard to the Taliban to restrict their access to their economic reserves under US control.
The spokesman acknowledged that the United States “wants to see and judge” the moves of the future administration in Afghanistan and highlighted the “conduct” he hopes to see from the named leaders. This must be done through safe passage of citizens, anti-terrorism engagement and respect for human rights.
“Not only we, not just the United States, store Afghanistan’s foreign exchange reserves. The international community has made this very clear. So of course we are not in a position, the Taliban or a future Afghan government, until we make sure that these basic requirements are met and the rights of the Afghan people are fully respected.