According to the White House press secretary, the status of the mentioned funds; in particular, is “the subject of ongoing legal proceedings” initiated by the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The U.S. authorities continue to carefully study the situation with Afghan assets frozen abroad. This was announced on Monday at a regular briefing by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

“Reserves remain inaccessible to the Taliban. <…> They are located in some financial institutions in the United States and other countries. <…> There are a number of reasons why these reserves remain unavailable. <…> Of course, this is a very difficult question. We continue to study [the situation] carefully and in coordination with allies and partners. <…> At the moment there is no news on this issue,” said the official representative of President Joe Biden.

According to her, the status of the mentioned funds, in particular, is “the subject of ongoing legal proceedings” initiated by the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Secondly, the United States continues to face difficult fundamental questions about how to make reserve funds available so that they benefit the people of Afghanistan directly, while ensuring that they do not go as a profit to the Taliban. Of course, our goal as one of the largest providers of humanitarian aid is to provide this aid directly to people,” Psaki stressed.