Biden’s speech – live: The president addresses the nation after the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan

The Pentagon confirms that two suicide bombers killed 12 American soldiers

President Joe Biden has promised to “chase up” the terrorists responsible for the two suicide bombings at Kabul airport that left 12 US service members dead and 15 wounded.

More than 60 people were killed and 140 others were injured in two explosions that rocked the international airport in Cairo Acceptance Earlier today as evacuations from the country continued.

ISIS Khorasan, the Taliban’s archenemy, has claimed responsibility for the attack, although there is no investigation so far confirming the terrorist group’s responsibility.

The president warned ISIS-K that the United States would retaliate for the attack.

“I know this ; We will not forgive. We will not forget. we. “I will track you down and make you pay,” said the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

He said he asked military commanders to come up with plans to respond to the terrorist group.

The attack comes as the United States attempted to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies before August 31 to complete the withdrawal after 20 years in the country.

The intelligence services warned days ago of the possibility of a deadly terrorist attack on the airport, as thousands of people are waiting to be evacuated from the country on military flights.

A Taliban spokesman said, “The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing of civilians at Kabul airport,” adding that “the Islamic Emirate pays close attention to the security and protection of its people, and the circles of evil will be strictly stopped.”

US military officials say the explosions did not halt the evacuations, which will continue through the end of the month as planned.

“Despite this attack, we are continuing the mission,” General Kenneth McKenzie Jr. said at a news conference.

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Biden told a Fox News reporter that he sticks to the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan

“I’m basically taking responsibility for everything that’s happened recently. But here’s the deal: You know, I wish I had said these things one day, you know and I do, that the former president made a deal with the Taliban.

Then the president put his head in his hands as Doshi refused to acknowledge Trump’s deal with the Taliban.

Biden said he still does not believe the White House should “sacrific American lives” for the sake of establishing democracy in Afghanistan.

He asked the press if they really believed the United States should have gone to Afghanistan if al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had launched the 9/11 attack from a country like Yemen.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to end a 20-year war,” he concluded.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:56

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Biden says the military wanted to shut down Bagram Air Force Base

The president said the US military told him they wanted to focus evacuation efforts on Kabul International Airport.

“I followed their recommendations,” he told reporters at the White House.

The president said he did not know if there was a list of Afghan American nationals who helped the United States turn it over to the Taliban.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:49

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‘We’ll chase you and make you pay’: Biden vows revenge for 12 Americans killed in Kabul

President Joe Biden has vowed to avenge the 12 US service members killed in an attack in Kabul on Thursday.

“To those who carried out this attack as well as to those who wish America to be harmed, know this, we will not forgive and we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay the price,” the president said.

Eric Garcia tells us the story.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:44

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Biden leads a moment of silence for the victims

The chief bowed his head and seemed to quietly pray to himself during the moment of silence.

“We have to stand firm, we will complete our mission, we will continue after the withdrawal of forces, and we will find the means to find any Americans who want to get out of Afghanistan. We will find them and get them out,” Mr. Biden said.

He said he offered the US military all the resources they needed, but said commanders told him they would get as many people out as possible in the time frame they were given.

He added that they would “kill” the terrorists without a large-scale military operation.

(AFP)

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:39

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Biden says he will “chase” the terrorists behind Kabul airport attack

The president warned ISIS-K, which claimed responsibility, that the United States would retaliate for the attack.

“I know this ; We will not forgive. We will not forget. we. “I will pursue you and make you pay,” said the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

He said he asked military commanders to come up with plans to respond to the terrorist group.

(AFP)

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:33

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President says soldiers killed in Kabul were ‘heroes’

“These American military personnel who gave their lives, it’s a word overused, were heroes and heroes who engaged in a dangerous and honest mission to save the lives of others,” Biden said.

The president added that the hearts of his first lady and first lady are “painful” for the US military and the Afghan families who lost their members in the attack.

(AFP)

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:28

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Joe Biden addresses the Kabul airport bombing

“It’s been a tough day,” Mr. Biden said in a speech from the White House, blaming ISIS-K for the attack.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:26

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Nancy Pelosi condemns Kabul airport bombing

The Speaker of the House of Representatives issued a statement on the violence that left 12 dead and 15 wounded in American service, as well as 60 Afghans killed and more than 140 injured.

The US House of Representatives strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack outside Kabul Airport. “We regret the loss of every innocent life taken, and join every American in mourning the death of service members,” Ms Pelosi said.

(AFP)

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:24

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Biden late for Kabul bombing speech to the nation

The president was scheduled to speak from the White House at 5 p.m. ET and is expected to do so soon.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:19

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Nancy Pelosi warns Democrats not to travel to Afghanistan

“It should be clear that having any member presents a risk and opportunity cost to resources, no matter what value members feel they might add through these trips,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues.

It comes days after lawmaker Seth Moulton and Peter Major traveled secretly to Kabul.

Graeme MasseyAugust 26, 2021 22:10

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