Karzai confirms cash payments from Iran

October 25, 2010 05:01

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a “transparent” process. I wonder if he defines ‘transparency’ the way Obama does.

BBC News.com


“The government of Iran has been assisting us with five or six or seven hundred thousand euros once or twice every year, that is an official aid,” he told reporters, according to the AFP agency.

It was part of a “secret, steady stream of Iranian cash to buy the loyalty of Mr Daudzai and promote Iran’s interests in the presidential palace”, the report said, citing Afghan and Western officials.


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