Defense Dept. confirms Biden won’t budge on the deadline despite pleas from allies.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated the U.S. must leave Afghanistan by August 31. The terrorist group will not give an extension.
Mujahid said, “life is returning to normal in the country but chaos at the airport remains a problem.”
Mujahid also said he did not know anything about the meeting between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
We still do not know what Burns and Baradar talked about but can assume it was about extending the deadline.
Defense Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed Biden will not budge:
Defense Dept. Press Secretary John Kirby says there has been “no change” to the Biden administration’s timeline of getting all American forces out of Afghanistan by Aug. 31.
“We continue to make progress every day in getting Americans – as well as Special Immigrant Visa applicants and vulnerable Afghans — out,” he added. “We remain committed to getting any and all Americans that want to leave, to get them out,” Kirby continued.
“We still believe – certainly now that we have been able to increase the capacity and the flow — we believe that we have the ability to get that done by the end of the month.”
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