Joe Biden still expects the evacuation to end before August 31

Joe Biden still expects the evacuation to end before August 31

The departure of foreigners and Afghan civilians in Kabul continues under intense tension.On Sunday, August 22, President Joe Biden said he hoped the evacuation would be completed before his government’s August 31 deadline for the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

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“We hope we do not have to prolong.”The U.S. president said as he opened the door for an expansion. “There will be discussions, I think.”

“We’ll see what we can do”He was responding to a reporter’s question about what the United States would do if the Allies demanded that it stay longer.

European diplomat Joseph Boral announced the verdict on Saturday “Impossible” To evacuate all Afghan allies of Western powers before August 31st. Several human rights groups have called on Joe Biden to extend the deadline for the US to withdraw.

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“This is an incredible activity”

A White House tenant said Sunday that about 28,000 people have been evacuated since Aug. 14. “This is an incredible activity”, He ressed. On Saturday, the US president gave an interview to the ABC channel Was informed The United States had planned to evacuate all Americans (10,000 to 15,000 people, by some estimates) and hoped that Afghan allies and their families (between 50,000 and 65,000) would be able to do so.

In addition to relocating to countries in the region, such as Qatar, the United States has also arranged for the relocation of many IDPs to their military base in Rammstein, Germany. About 5,000 Americans and Afghans evacuated from Kabul have so far arrived at the Rammstein base.

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“We are working hard to evacuate people as soon as possible.”, He assured that these would be evacuations “Difficult and painful” Even if they have already started “A month ago”.

One week after the Taliban took power, thousands of people were trying to leave the country on Sunday, and anarchy continued at Kabul airport. “We have made a number of changes, including expanding access around the airport and security zone.”Joe Biden said without giving further details.

Read this too Joe Biden describes the evacuation operation in Afghanistan as “one of the most difficult in history.”

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