August 26, 2021

Chairman Menendez on Terror Attacks in Afghanistan

Athens, Greece –  U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the situation in Afghanistan following the explosions outside of the Kabul airport:

"I condemn in the strongest and most forceful of terms today’s attacks targeting U.S. citizens, personnel, and vulnerable Afghans trying to flee Afghanistan.

"I understand that American personnel were among the casualties and my prayers are with the victims of this cowardly attack and their families. As we wait for more details to come in, one thing is clear: We can’t trust the Taliban with Americans’ security.

"This is a full-fledged humanitarian crisis, and the U.S. government personnel, already working under extreme circumstances, must secure the airport and complete the massive evacuation of Americans citizens and vulnerable Afghans desperately trying to leave the country."

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