Evacuees from Afghanistan board a Boeing 777 bound for the United States from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy August 28, 2021.
U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Handout via REUTERSWASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Biden administration expects the Taliban to continue allowing safe passage for Americans and others to leave Afghanistan after the U.S. military withdrawal is completed next week, according to a top official.
"After August 31st, we will make sure there is safe passage for any American citizen, any legal permanent resident," Sullivan said, according to a transcript of CBS' "Face the Nation."
"And yes, we will ensure the safe passage of those Afghans who helped us to continue coming out after the 31st of August."
"Our current plan is not to have an ongoing embassy presence in Afghanistan as of September 1st," said Sullivan.
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