Karzai says his office gets cash from Iran, US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged on Monday that he receive millions of dollars in cash from Iran, adding up that Washington gives him "bags of money" too since his office lacks funds.

U.S. officials said the money graceful from Tehran was further evidence that Iran is playing a double game in Afghanistan — wooing the government while serving Taliban insurgents who are fighting U.S. and NATO armed forces.

The United States has itself used money as a weapon in the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq — from local development projects to win public hold up, to salaries for Iraqi insurgent who switched sides, to cash payoffs to influential society leaders willing to back the U.S. and its allies.

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