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Psaki claims US does not negotiate with terrorists regardless of Biden admin relying on Taliban for evacuation

White Home press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Wednesday that U.S. coverage remains to be to not negotiate with terrorists, regardless of the Biden administration relying closely on the statements and guarantees by Taliban leaders to evacuate People from Afghanistan.

Throughout her each day press briefing, Psaki was requested by Fox Information’ Peter Doocy “Why have not we heard the president say, ‘The US doesn’t negotiate with terrorists?’ Is that also U.S. coverage?”

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“Effectively, in fact it’s, Peter,” Psaki replied. “However I’d additionally say that there is a actuality that the Taliban is at the moment controlling massive swaths of Afghanistan. That’s the actuality on the bottom, and proper now our focus and our precedence is getting Americans evacuated and our Afghan companions evacuated.

“And I’d say, given the numbers that we have outlined and briefed for you that we have made a substantial amount of progress doing precisely that,” she added.

Psaki was additionally requested by a distinct reporter whether or not the Biden administration had provided the Taliban any money or provides in change for his or her cooperation within the U.S. evacuation effort.

“No, this isn’t a ‘quid professional quo,’” Psaki responded. “We have now laid out clearly what our expectations are about shifting Americans and our Afghan  companions, allies, overseas and that is what we’re working to ship on.”

Psaki’s feedback come as tens of hundreds of People, allies, Afghans who assisted coalition forces and others who’re susceptible to Taliban violence wrestle to flee Afghanistan for the reason that central authorities collapsed to insurgents on Aug. 15. 

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U.S. troops are confined to the airport in Kabul and have a Taliban-backed Aug. 31 deadline to get out. The Biden administration has vowed to get all U.S. residents overseas by the deadline, however it leaves to query what is going to come of the Particular Immigrant Visa holders which are reportedly being blocked by the Taliban from accessing the airport.

The Biden administration has mentioned it doesn’t belief the Taliban, however has repeatedly known as on the Islamic militant group to permit folks to soundly entry the airport and to chorus from violence.

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