CIA will keep money flowing, Karzai says

Cash for Afghan elites helpful, he says

Posted: May 5, 2013 at 4:44 a.m.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Karzai says the director of the CIA assured him that regular funding his government receives from the agency will not be cut off. He says Afghanistan has been receiving such funding for more than 10 years and expressed hope at a Saturday news conference that it will not stop.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL — The CIA’s station chief in Kabul met with President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, and the Afghan leader said he had been assured the agency would continue dropping off stacks of cash at his office despite a storm of criticism that has broken out since the payments were disclosed.

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