Sec. Blinken says US withdrawing forces, but remaining 'Deeply Engaged' in Afghanistan

April 28, 2021 / 251 views

Sec Blinken suggests the US is withdrawing forces, but still staying deeply engaged in Afghanistan.

This was during an interview this week on CNN, as reported by WRAL:

Blinken emphasized that even as the US is withdrawing its forces, "we are not disengaging from Afghanistan, we're remaining deeply engaged in the diplomacy in support for the Afghan government and its people, development, economic assistance humanitarian assistance, support for the security forces."

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Blinken spoke to CNN shortly after senators from both parties expressed their concerns during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing that the US withdrawal will lead to a Taliban resurgence, reverse gains made by Afghan women and civil society, and endanger American hostages in the country and Afghans who worked with US forces.

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