In a chaotic evacuation in Afghanistan led by the United States, White House spokesman Jen Psaki admitted that not all Afghanistan who want to leave the country can do it.
In response to a question asked by a reporter at the White House on Thursday after President Joe Biden appeared, Mr. Pusaki said, “All Afghanistan who want to leave Afghanistan, potentially millions, have been evacuated. It’s impossible to do. ” Remarks about a terrorist attack at Kabul Airport that has killed many.
“At the same time, I think I’ve heard the president reveal that there is no deadline,” she added.
On Thursday, Biden said the United States was committed to evacuation and vowed to hunt down members of the ISIS-K terrorist group accused of terrorist attacks at Kabul Airport. The president said it was the worst day of US military casualties in Afghanistan, hours after the killings of at least 13 US troops and more civilians in several blasts.
“Our commitment to drive out unwanted American citizens is endless. They aren’t ready to leave and are to drive out partners and those who have served with the United States in the last two decades,” Psaki said. Told. .. “We fulfill our mission, and after our troops withdraw, we continue to find ways to define Americans who want to escape Afghanistan. We find them, Take them out, “she added.
Biden said he had ordered the U.S. military commander to develop an operational plan to attack ISIS-K’s assets, leadership and facilities. “We will find the way we choose to get them without major military operations,” he said.
While he was talking about a dead American “hero,” he seemed to hold back tears, and his voice cracked with emotion. He ordered the White House and public buildings across the country to be half-masted.
Biden defended his response to the most serious foreign policy crisis and ultimately held his predecessor Donald Trump some responsibility for the 2020 agreement Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Said that it was his responsibility. However, Biden involved the United States in the war by refuting important provisions of Trump’s transaction, such as postponing the withdrawal date from May 1 to the end of August to coincide with the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. ..
Reuters contributed to this report.