Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo, detailing from Washington, DC, said McKenzie was very “frank” during the Pentagon instructions, telling journalists that the Taliban had been “helpful and useful” in the previous few days, particularly in assisting with getting the air terminal.
“He was quite frankly … complimentary of the Taliban and their efforts,” he said. “But he did say that the US did not coordinate at all with the Taliban in terms of the exact time and date that the last planes left the airport.”
The Biden organization has said it stays focused on assisting individuals with leaving Afghanistan after the withdrawal.
In an explanation affirming the finish of the US mission, Biden praised the departure activity and promised to attempt to guarantee “safe passage” out of the country for Americans and qualified Afghans who might remain.
“The Taliban has made commitments on safe passage and the world will hold them to their commitments,” said Biden, adding that he would deliver a speech on Tuesday on why he decided against extending the withdrawal deadline, as urged by some US lawmakers and European allies.
The United Nations Security Council took on a goal before on Monday requiring the Taliban to respect their obligation to allow individuals uninhibitedly to leave Afghanistan.
Over the previous weeks, turbulent scenes have broken out at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as frantic Afghans dreading Taliban restraint looked to leave the nation, prodding broad analysis of the Biden organization.
An assault at the air terminal last week killed something like 175 individuals, including many Afghan regular citizens and 13 US warriors, and provoked an admonition from Biden of more expected viciousness in the last days of the tactical withdrawal. Thursday’s lethal besieging was asserted by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K).