11 April 2011 VOA News During Monday's press briefing in Kabul, President Karzai said his government will convene a tribal assembly in the next three months to examine the conditions of a U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement.
The Afghan leader said the jirga will study issues such as the rule of conduct for international forces and the amount and goals of foreign funding.
Mr. Karzai said “we have tied up their hands and feet,” referring to the proposed rules for the United States operating in Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is blaming the international community for contributing to the near collapse of the Afghanistan's biggest lender, Kabul Bank.
Mr. Karzai told reporters Monday that foreign advisers gave misleading information on the status of the bank, and that any misconduct would be prosecuted.
Kabul Bank lost close to $900 million in funds and nearly collapsed last year due to alleged mismanagement, cronyism and questionable lending.
President Karzai also said Monday the recipients of illegal loans have been removed from the bank and will face prosecution if they do not return the money.
The International Monetary Fund has suspended financial assistance to Afghanistan and has called for Kabul Bank to be put into receivership.
The financial fiasco has caused some international donors to question the stability of Afghanistan's financial system, just at the country is trying to take on more responsibility for security and development.
Afghanistan's Central Bank took over Kabul Bank after the scandal caused a run on deposits at Kabul Bank, which handles the salaries of Afghan soldiers, police and teachers.