no decision yet on diplomatic presence
The US is still in talks with the Taliban for a safe evacuation from Kabul airport in Afghanistan after August 31. US President Joe Biden has asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard.
Washington, ANI. The US is still in talks with the Taliban for a safe evacuation from Kabul airport in Afghanistan after August 31. US President Joe Biden has asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard. The US wants the Taliban to continue to cooperate fully in evacuating further Afghan allies even after its military withdrawal on August 31. This information was given by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in a press conference on Friday.
Jen Psaki said that we want the Taliban not to create any obstacles in the arrival of Afghan allies on visas of America and allied countries even after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Of course this will require coordination with the Taliban. A White House spokesman also said that President Joe Biden and the US military have full rights to attack Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) without Congressional approval. This infamous organization has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Kabul airport.
- Americans want assurance of embassy security
According to the Washington Post, the Taliban wants America’s diplomatic presence in Afghanistan to continue after August 31 even under its rule. In this regard, State Department spokesman Ned Price said in response to a question that in order to maintain diplomatic relations, the Taliban must win the trust of all countries. In the press conference, Ned Price told that the US has not yet taken any decision on the proposal to maintain a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan. The Taliban had said in the past that the embassies that are open, we assure their security.
- US military evacuates part of Kabul airport
The Foreign Ministry spokesperson was asked whether the Taliban would get representation of Afghanistan in the United Nations. He said that America is not ready to answer these questions today. Ned Price said that we will hand over the Kabul airport to the Afghan people before departure. Here, a Taliban spokesman said that some part has been evacuated by the US military. As the August 31 deadline nears, they are taking control of these vacant positions.
- Afghan mission of Italy and France completed
According to AP, the last flight carrying refugees from Afghanistan reached Rome. It brought in 58 Afghan allies. After this the Afghan mission of Italy has been completed. Meanwhile, French Defense Minister Florence Parly has said that after evacuating three thousand people from Afghanistan, their evacuation operation has ended.