Afghanistan: Karzai says CIA funding will continue

Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Picture: AP
Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Picture: AP
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Afghan president Hamid Karzai says the director of the CIA has assured him that regular funding his government receives from the agency will not be cut off.

Afghanistan has been receiving such funding for more than ten years, Karzai said, expressing hope yesterday that the payments will not stop.

He confirmed earlier in the week that his government had received such payments following a story published in the New York Times that said the CIA had given the Afghan National Security Council tens of millions of dollars in monthly payments.