Taliban Thank UN for $1.2B Aid Promise, Asks US for ‘Big Heart’ Donations

After thanking the United Nations and other donor countries for pledging some $1.2 billion in humanitarian aid on Tuesday, the Taliban-based Islamic Emirate regime went on to ask the United States to show its ”big heart” with a substantial donation as well.

”We thank and welcome the world’s pledge for about one billion dollars in aid and ask them to continue their assistance to Afghanistan,” regime Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said in an article published by the AFP news agency. ”The Islamic Emirate will try its best to deliver this aid to the needy people in a completely transparent manner.”

He then asked the U.S. to show its appreciation to the Taliban for allowing the mass evacuation of more than 120,000 U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghan refugees since the Taliban took over the country on Aug. 14 with the fall of Kabul, the capital.

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