The Biden Administration reportedly sent an American negotiator to the Taliban to try and beg the radical group to spare the US embassy in Kabul from being attacked after the US-backed Afghan army continues to collapse.
As DNYUZ reports:
WASHINGTON — American negotiators are trying to extract assurances from the Taliban that they will not attack the U.S. Embassy in Kabul if the extremist group overruns the capital in a direct challenge to the country’s government, two American officials said.
The effort, led by Zalmay Khalilzad, the chief American envoy in talks with the Taliban, seeks to stave off an evacuation of the embassy as the fighters rapidly seize cities across Afghanistan. The Taliban’s advance has put embassies in Kabul on high alert for a surge of violence in coming months, or even weeks, and forced consulates and other diplomatic missions elsewhere in the country to shut down.
American diplomats now are trying to determine how soon they may need to evacuate the U.S. Embassy should the Taliban prove to be more bent on destruction than a détente.
This is incredible. "Mr. Khalilzad is hoping to convince Taliban leaders that the [US] embassy must remain open, and secure, if the group hopes to receive American financial aid and other assistance as part of a future Afghan government." https://t.co/CoI6ppWJgn
— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) August 12, 2021
Biden administration officials insist that there are no immediate plans to significantly draw down the embassy’s staff of 4,000 employees, including about 1,400 Americans, as U.S. troops formally complete their withdrawal from the country.
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