Posted by on September 9, 2021 4:01 pm
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Psaki Defends Barring Flights Holding US Citizens From Leaving Afghanistan

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s decision to block evacuation flights holding American citizens from departing Afghanistan because they included people who haven’t been through security protocols. “We’re not going to allow flights that have hundreds of people who we don’t know who they are, who haven’t been through security protocols, where we haven’t seen the manifests, to land on U.S. military bases,” Psaki told reporters on Wednesday during a White House press briefing. She noted that U.S. authorities are “continuing to press the Taliban” to allow American citizens and individuals with proper documentation to evacuate the war-torn nation. “A number of these planes, they may have a handful of American citizens, but they may have several hundred individuals where we don’t have manifests for them, we don’t know what the security protocols are for them, we don’t know what their documentation is,” Psaki said. “Are …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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