US President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the United States of America will secure Afghan interpreters who worked with US forces to leave the country.
Biden told reporters at the White House that bringing translators to the United States is a process that needs congressional approval, “but we are committed to their safety.”
The US President added that the United States will not abandon everyone who supported its mission in Afghanistan, and that it has provided the necessary military training for hundreds of thousands of Afghans,
He said that the United States did not intervene in Afghanistan two decades ago “to build a nation”, stressing that this is the “responsibility” of the Afghans.
He pointed out that the Taliban is in its strongest military position since 2001, but the Afghan government is able to bypass the Taliban’s threats, and that 300,000 are well-equipped militarily defending Afghanistan’s stability, the US president adds.
“We announce the end of the longest war in American history,” Biden said, adding that “the United States will not remain committed to a policy that was adopted 20 years ago.”
Biden called on Afghanistan’s neighbors to play a positive role in ensuring stability, pledging to continue pushing for a political solution among Afghans.
The US President explained that the withdrawal of his country’s forces from Afghanistan will “end on August 31”, stressing that Washington “has achieved its goals” by combating the terrorist threat and killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.