Biden belowe om elke Amerikaner in Afghanistan tuis te kry

Biden belowe om elke Amerikaner in Afghanistan tuis te kry
‘Any American who wants to come home, we will get you home,’ Biden says

President Joe Biden said that the United States has evacuated 13,000 people from Afghanistan since 14 August and pledged to get every single American who wants to leave out.

Mr Biden called it one of the largest and most difficult airlifts in the history of the United States.

“Any American who wants to come home, we will get you home," hy het gesê.

The president said the number included not just American citizens and permanent residents, but also their families; as well as applicants for special immigration visas like translators and interpreters and their families; women leaders; and journalists.

“We’re going to do everything, everything that we can to provide safe evacuation for our Afghan allies, partners, and Afghans who might be targeted because of their association with the United States," hy het gesê.

In die besonder, the president said thanks to coordination with Die New York Times, Die Wall Street Journal en Die Washington Post, almal 204 of their employees were evacuated.

“We’ve established the flow of flights and we’ve increased the number of people moving out of the country," hy het gesê.

But when Mr Biden was asked whether he send US troops into Kabul to evacuate Americans who haven’t been able to get to Hamid Karzai International Airport safely, he said there was no indication that anyone has been unable to get to Kabul through the airport.

“We’ve made an agreement with the Taliban thus far, they’ve allowed them to go through, it’s in their interest for them to go through," hy het gesê. “So we know of no circumstance where American citizens carrying an American passport are trying to get through to the airport, but we will do whatever needs to be done to see to it that they get to the airport.”

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