US to proceed ‘relentless efforts’ in serving to individuals go away Afghanistan: Blinken
Near greater than 100 People had been nonetheless believed to stay in Afghanistan who wished to go away however Washington was attempting to find out their precise quantity, mentioned Blinken.
Greater than 6,000 People have been evacuated.
No less than 122,000 individuals have been flown out of Kabul since Aug 14, the day earlier than the Taliban – which harboured the Al-Qaeda militant group blamed for the 2001 assaults on New York and Washington – regained management of the nation.
Because the destiny of the Kabul airport, the nation’s foremost gateway to the remainder of the world, remained unsure following the US departure and Taliban takeover, Blinken mentioned Washington was working to search out methods to assist People and others who could select to depart through overland routes.
“We now have no phantasm that any of this shall be simple or speedy,” he mentioned.
SUSPENSION OF DIPLOMATIC PRESENCE
The US has additionally suspended its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan and can conduct its operations out of Qatar, mentioned Blinken.
In his remarks, after which he ignored shouted questions from reporters, Blinken mentioned Washington would conduct its Afghanistan diplomacy together with consular work and administering humanitarian help out of Qatari capital Doha.
The staff there shall be headed by Ian McCary, the deputy chief of the US mission to Afghanistan.