The US Secretary of State says the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the imminent fall of Kabul is a “heartbreaking thing.”
Anthony Blinken said the United States is working to get every American and every Afghan who has worked with Americans out of the country.
Blinken told CNN: “We will do everything we can as long as we can to ensure that they [ავღანელები, რომლებიც ამერიკელებს ეხმარებოდნენ] “Let’s take them out of Afghanistan if they want to.”
“We did not ask for anything from the Taliban. We told the Taliban that if they prevented us from withdrawing our personnel, our [დისლოცირების] “In this reduction operation, there will be a quick and decisive response,” the first US diplomat added.
A spokesman for Joe Biden’s administration told VOA that the president, who is currently at Camp David’s presidential residence, is aware of the current situation.
Joe Biden on Saturday ordered the deployment of an additional 1,000 troops to Kabul. Their mission, as in the case of the already authorized 3,000 troops, will be to ensure the safe evacuation of Americans and Afghans working at the embassy from Afghanistan.
A total of 4,000 US troops are due to arrive in Kabul over the next few days to assist the 650 military personnel currently on the ground.