August 24, 2021 20:10 PM
Responding to the Taliban’s “red line” warning, the US says it is assessing the progress of the evacuation day by day
[China News Service Washington]Regarding the Taliban’s warning that the U.S. will face “consequences” in extending the time limit for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, Sullivan, the National Security Affairs Assistant to the President of the United States, responded on the 23rd that the U.S. is assessing the progress of the evacuation day by day, and President Biden will finally decide on the evacuation. The precise shape and scope of the
According to Afghan media reports, the spokesman of the Taliban’s political office in Doha, Qatar’s capital, Suhail Shaheen, said on the 23rd that the extension of the withdrawal period will lead to mistrust between the Taliban and the U.S. If the U.S. intends to continue occupying Afghanistan, the Taliban will act. “Respond”.
The Taliban’s statement became the focus of repeated questions at the White House press conference on the 23rd. Sullivan made the above remarks when answering whether the U.S. side would negotiate with the Taliban to extend the time limit for withdrawal of troops.
Sullivan did not give the answer head-on, but said that the US is in dialogue with the Taliban through political and military channels every day, “These dialogues involve a wide range of issues.” The US is also intensively negotiating with allies on the withdrawal issue.
He also reiterated that even after the withdrawal of US troops, the US will continue to help Afghans in danger to leave.
On the same occasion, White House Press Secretary Psaki was asked, what is the substantial difference between the U.S. leadership of the Taliban today and the regime 20 years ago?
She said that at present the US cannot make any assessment on this. The goal of the United States at this stage is to evacuate as many people as possible as soon as possible. One of the focal points of the discussions between the US and the Taliban is how to allow individuals to travel to Kabul Airport safely.