Home Latest Stories Taliban Want A US Diplomatic Presence In Kabul: American Officials

Taliban Want A US Diplomatic Presence In Kabul: American Officials


Taliban Want A US Diplomatic Presence In Kabul: American Officials

The issue is being debated within the administration, the US officials said. (File)

Washington:

The Taliban have asked the United States to maintain a diplomatic presence in Kabul after the American pullout but Washington has yet to decide on its plans, US officials said Friday.

Afghanistan’s new hardline Islamist rulers want countries to keep their embassies open after the evacuation mission wraps on August 31, the officials said on condition of anonymity.

After the Taliban takeover on August 15, the remaining diplomats from the US embassy fled to the US-secured airport in Kabul.

But the US military is scheduled to leave Kabul Tuesday under the deadline set and insisted on by President Joe Biden. So if Biden kept a presence in Kabul there would be no soldiers to protect diplomats.

In these conditions, and with the US far from recognizing a government run by the Taliban, a continuing US diplomatic presence in Kabul is a big question mark.

This issue is being debated within the administration, the US officials said.

They said the safety of US officials is the top priority and a decision might be announced early next week, immediately before the withdrawal is completed

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

Canada Lifts Ban On Direct Flights From India

<!-- -->In April, Canada banned all direct flights to and from India when the second Covid wave hit IndiaToronto: Canada will allow direct...

Vladimir Putin Fishing, Hiking In Siberia After Self-Isolation Over Covid Scare

<!-- -->Vladimir Putin has had two shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccineMoscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent several days on holiday in...

PM Modi Greets Manmohan Singh On Birthday

<!-- -->PM Modi greeted Manmohan Singh on his birthday. (File)New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Can Covid trigger diabetes? Recovered patients report elevated sugar levels | Health

Diabetes can increase your chances of getting seriously ill in case of a Covid infection, suggested a health study. Many diabetes patients during...

10 New Films And Shows On Netflix, Everything You Need To Know

<!-- -->Kartik Aaryan in a still from Dhamaka teaserNew Delhi: TU-DUM! It is a familiar sound, isn't it? After all, it is the...

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, TS Deo On Same Stage Amid Rift In Chhattisgarh Congress

<!-- -->Bhupesh Baghel was addressing a function organized by state unit of Indian Pharmacists Association.Raipur: Amid uncertainty over whether Chhattisgarh would see leadership...

Canada Lifts Ban On Direct Flights From India

<!-- -->In April, Canada banned all direct flights to and from India when the second Covid wave hit IndiaToronto: Canada will allow direct...

Recent Comments