US President Joe Biden made a written statement regarding the latest situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban is advancing rapidly.
Biden stated that he has increased the number of soldiers to be sent to 5,000, which was previously announced as 3,000, for the evacuation of the staff at the American Embassy in Kabul and the Afghans who support the US.
Biden noted that their aim is the safe and speedy removal of the personnel in question in the country.
Stating that he warned all relevant institutions again despite the perception of a possible threat to the US troops still serving in the country, Biden stated that they would be on the lookout for possible terrorist attacks.
Biden stressed that he instructed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan officials, and noted that efforts should be made to end violence in the country and reach a political solution.
“We have conveyed to the Taliban representatives in Doha that there will be a swift and strong military response if they take any action that jeopardizes the US military and our mission in Afghanistan,” Biden said in a statement. used the phrase.
The US Department of Defense announced that 3,000 additional US soldiers would be sent to the region to evacuate the personnel at the Kabul Embassy.
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