Biden: Afghanistan withdrawal marks end of an era of US military effort to “remake other countries” 💥💥💥

President Joe Biden. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Biden said the US will continue diplomatic efforts to evacuate the remaining Americans still in Afghanistan.

“For those remaining Americans, there is no deadline,” Biden said during remarks from the White House. “We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out.”

The President said the US government believes there are about 100 to 200 Americans remaining in Afghanistan, “with some intention to leave.” Most of those that remained are dual citizens and longtime residents that had decided to remain in Afghanistan because of “family roots,” Biden said.

Biden said that the US is committed to getting those Americans who want to leave out and that Secretary of State Antony Blinken is leading the diplomatic efforts to do so.

“Secretary of State Blinken, is leading the continued diplomatic efforts to ensure safe passage for any American, Afghan partner or foreign national, who wants to leave Afghanistan,” Biden said.

“In fact, just yesterday, the United Nation security Council passed a resolution that sent a clear message about what the international community expects the Taliban to deliver on moving forward. Notably, freedom of travel, freedom to leave,” the President continued.

Biden said that the remaining Americans mostly consist of dual citizens and long-time residents who have their “family roots in Afghanistan.” The President also praised efforts by US military for getting “90% of Americans who wanted to leave” Afghanistan out.

Correction: An earlier version of this post misquoted President Biden. He said the US government believes there are about 100 to 200 Americans remaining in Afghanistan, “with some intention to leave.”

Biden: Afghanistan withdrawal marks end of an era of US military effort to “remake other countries”

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