The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that there are roughly 100 American citizens remaining in the country following the U.S. military withdrawal.
“We are in close touch with the State Department, our diplomatic officials, with all of these individuals and are working in close coordination to discuss how they can leave the country, and if they can leave the country,” Psaki said.
President Biden also acknowledged this week the presence of Americans in Afghanistan.
“We believe that about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan with some intention to leave,” Biden said. “Most of those who remain are dual citizens, long-time residents, but earlier decided to stay because of their family roots in Afghanistan.”
“The bottom line, 90% of Americans in Afghanistan who wanted to leave were able to leave, and for those remaining Americans, there is no deadline. We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out,” continued Biden.