All US diplomatic staff to be taken out of Afghanistan by Tuesday

Washington : US President Joe Biden plans to evacuate all diplomatic staff, including the US ambassador, from Afghanistan by Tuesday, August 31, The Washington Post reports citing two US officials.

According to both officials, the US administration is looking at different options with regard to US diplomatic engagement in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s (terrorist organization, banned in Russia) takeover of Kabul on August 15.

The Biden administration has not made any final decisions about what a future US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan might look like, or whether Washington will recognize a Taliban government, according to The Washington Post.