US Presi nt Joe Biden says US committed to safe passage for last 100-200 Americans left in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON : Presi nt Joe Biden on Tuesday said 90% of Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan were able to do so, and the United States remained committed to hel the remaining 100 to 200 US citizens who had some intention to leave.
Speaking at the White House, Biden told reporters that most of those people were dual citizens and longtime resi nts, who had earlier decided to stay in the country given their family roots in Afghanistan.
"The bottom line is 90% of Americans who were in Afghanistan and wanted to leave were able to leave," he said. "For those remaining Americans there is no deadline. We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out."
He said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was leading continued diplomatic efforts to ensure safe passage for any American, Afghan partner or foreign national who wanted to leave Afghanistan after the August 15 takeover by the Is mist Taliban.
"The Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans," he said. "We don't take them by their word alone, but by their actions, and we have leverage to make sure those commitments are met."
Biden said the US go nment had reached out 19 times to Americans in Afghanistan since March, offering to help them leave the country.
What about arms valued B$86 left in Afghanistan which shall be used ag inst India by Taliban and Pakistan.
Biden and Kla are a curse to the world.
This man is a pathetic po itician and has blood on his hands with his clueless decisions to withdraw - has no strategic interest in mind. Unprepared for the job - the accidental Presi nt
The arms left by the US soldiers in Afghanistan will definitely be used ag inst humanity and peace.
Biden is the worst Presi nt US has ever seen or heard
Thank God the US is out of that hell hole.
It was tough but correct decision to no longer bleed resources on that thankless re gie.
Contrary to this report there is widespread support in US for Presi nt Biden's sound decisions to withdraw.
The Presi nt has played the long game here to not fall into the trap of Taliban who just want endless war.
Great job Mr. PRESIDENT
YOU ARE A JOKER BIDEN. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SO MANY DEATHS OF LOCAL INNOCENT PEOPLE. YOU NEED TO BE PUNISHED FOR THIS
This is not the way to withdraw, most shameful act. Ìts image has gone, no will trust US any more..
unfit US Presi nt
You have made a mockery of the entire Afghan occupation and withdrawal.
PERHAPS, BEFORE DECIDING TO WIND UP OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, US COULD HAVE ASKED THE AFGHAN TROOPS WHETHER THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE FUTURE ALONE -- THE PRESENT SITUATION WAS CREATED PARTLY BY AFGHAN ARMY ALSO
US has thick skin. Never learned the lesson " once beaten twice shy ". US never learned lessons from VIETNAM, where they have been whipped out and now from Afghanistan. World can hope US will never poke their nose in other countries internal affairs
Thrifty be told
Joe Biden on the mission to make te rorm great again....
Khagendra Roy Dutta
It was the seless leadership and the coward armed forces of Afghanistan which created this mess. Afghan armed forces were numerically superior, better trained and provided with sophisticated arms and ammunitions spending billions of dollars by the US. America can't continue the war for them for perpetuaty. Moreover, Biden had to face all the problems created by the previous Presi nts since Ob.
Us presi nt joe Biden is not seems so powerfull than all previous americal presi nts.
udta punjab is due to drugs made in Afghanistan.
nuke Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NOW LET THEY DIE IN AFGANISTAN. AFGHANI TOO IS NO TRUST WORTHY. THEY HELP TERRORISM. AND HARBOUR MILITANTS. GROW DRUGS AND HARRAS WOMEN.
he did what his predecessors could not do inspite of promises.
Over 300 plus American passport holders still in Afghanistan who will never be brought back to America.
USA has created a mess for India and the rest of the world
One taliban with limited resources defeated America !