The Taliban asked the US to unfreeze assets to help them respond to a major earthquake.
At least 1,000 people died when a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the southern city of Khost on Tuesday.
The US froze $9.5 billion when the Taliban took over, and is still holding around $2 billion.
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The Taliban renewed its pleas for the US to release assets frozen in American banks, this time citing the need to respond to a devastating earthquake.
The same day, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Iran's Sahar TV that the US must unfreeze the funds to boost the disaster response.
Since the assets were frozen, Taliban officials have tried to change Biden's mind by both trying to flatter the US and also by accusing it of stealing. »