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Ashraf Ghani denied leaving Afghanistan with money and said he want to return

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Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, who fled the first time “to avoid a river of blood” after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. According to the Russian news agency, he took four vehicles and a helicopter with cash, which was too much to leave at the airport. In a new video posted on Facebook, Ghani denied leaving the presidential palace with the money and said others were staying in the United Arab Emirates. “I am currently negotiating to be able to return to Afghanistan,” he said.

In a statement posted on Facebook at the time, Ghani said he had made a difficult decision, noting that the fate of millions of Kabul citizens and the safety of the city had been put at risk after 20 years of war in which countless lives had been lost. “To avoid a river of blood, I thought it was best to leave.” But Russian news agency Ria Novosti quoted Russian Embassy spokesman Nikita Ishchenko as saying Mr. Ghani fled with four cars full of cash and left some on the tarmac when he couldn’t take it.

Days after Ghani went into hiding, he posted a new video on Facebook, dismissing reports that he had gone away with the money as “completely baseless” and “all lies.” He said he rushed to Kabul after being advised to leave after discussions with officials, and that he had been forced to leave his country. “If I had stayed, I would have had to witness the bloodshed of Kabul,” he said.

Mr. Ghani said he was also discussing returning home “so THAT I can continue my efforts to promote justice, true Islam and national values.”

In addition, the United Arab Emirates foreign Ministry also announced that Ghani fled to the country. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of las Can confirm that the las welcomes the entry of President Ashraf Ghani and his family on humanitarian grounds,” a spokesman for the Las foreign Ministry said in a statement.

However, The United States no longer considers President Ghani influential in Afghanistan. At the news conference, reporters asked Sherman to comment on Ghani’s video message to the Afghan people, recorded in the United Arab Emirates.
“Ashraf Ghani is no longer a political figure in Afghanistan,” said The deputy secretary of State.

Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan’s first vice president, announced on Twitter on August 17 that he had become the country’s “interim president.” He said he was in Afghanistan and was the legitimate caretaker president.

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