Cannot promise what final outcome will be in Afghanistan, says Biden
NEW DELHI: United States Presi nt Joe Biden on Friday said a large-scale evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan is a risky operation and he cannot guarantee the final outcome.
Biden, while addressing a press conference in the White House East Room, said the United States is in close contact with the Taliban so that US-aligned Afghan citizens could gain access to the Kabul airport.
"No American citizen who wants to leave the country will be left behind. My administration is also committed to evacuating the Afghans who assisted the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan. There are 6,000 troops on the ground for the task," Biden said.
The exact number of Afghans who qualify for evacuation is not clear, but it is believed to number in the tens of thousands.
In a Friday statement, the White House said, “We have evacuated appromately 9,000 people since August 14. Since the end of July, we have evacuated appromately 14,000 people.”
It added that in the last 24 hours, the US military facilitated the departure of 11 charter flights, and that those numbers were not included in the other totals.
Presi nt Biden also said he has not seen America's allies question the US credibility over the conduct of its withdrawal from Afghanistan as the Taliban took over the country.
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US is solely responsible for the Afghan's fiasco. US think-tank must hang their head in shame since they not only allowed Taliban's barbaric acts to bounce back with vengeance & fury, but also left behind billions of dollars worth of military hardware for te rort Taliban to uleash terror with double fury.
The Weakest Presi nt ever of the USA ...no guts no courage ...
Biden and Kla should slap each other.
How irresponsible to leave arms ammunition and vehicles behind in Afghanistan… were criticizing Trump for his foolisness… what has Sleepy Joe done ….
how i wish trump was there still
Bogus man who fled leaving behind arms ammunition and operational air power and bases into the hands of taliban. He has empowered taliban which is too dangerous for the world. He and his deputy should be impeached by the nation.
Useless biden.. he is like Rahul Gandhi of india
People blame USA but the real culprit is PAKISTAN
just remember.....USA took 4 Presi nts,trillions of dollar,
millions of lives and 20 years.... to replace Taliban with Taliban !!!
What is the use of coming out in desperation when Mr Biden did not seek counsel from people who knew Afghanistan prior to making his decision. He was so sure of himself that he did not care for different oions or careful considerations of all options before taking his position on withdrawal.
China and Pakistan will offer cash for the American army equipment like drones, military planes, and comms equipment left behind. Taliban doe not need Warplanes and Drones to fight. They only need their Guns and rocket launchers and some comms equipment.
He is the weakest presi nt in America history. What else can you expect from man who is unable to stand and walk properly
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS COMMITTED VOTER FRAUD TO CHEAT THE THEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.
India should see the writing on the wall for Quad support. Poor Modi will challenge China and then be left high and dry to deal with them alone.
Mr Biden, you're trying to cover up that you messed up big time. The US should never have pulled out of Afghanistan, till the Taliban had been neutralised.
Joe Video and Kla Harris are not only blots in US history but they will be remembered as the most incompetent US Presi nt and Vice Presi nt who have lowered the credibility of US as a nation. From now onwards other nations will laugh at them if at all they raise any issue on h an ri hts in any part of the world.
This is routine business for USA. Wherever they go they do the same and when they leave they leave behind chaos.
They came into Afghanistan 20 years ago to end the Taliban rule & kill Os. 20 years down the line after 4 Presi nts and thousands of death, after creating instability in Asia now they are replacing a Taliban go nment with a Taliban go nment. This is the most inefficient and unreliable country, I must say. Are they really the strongest nation?
Biden-Harris led Democrat Govt is the weakest in US history because of their ideological support to Is mist terror in the name of diversity.