The Taliban is on the verge of capturing Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. In such a situation, the country's government wants to 'peacefully transfer power' to the interim government. This information was reported by the media BBC with reference to the Acting Interior Minister of Afghanistan on Sunday.
The US has intensified the evacuation of its embassy staff in Kabul. According to the New York Times, huge twin-engine Chinooks and high-speed Blackhawk helicopters are being used to evacuate embassy staff.
Eyewitnesses say that one after another, helicopters are landing inside the embassy, and in no time they are taking off loaded with passengers.
A convoy of diplomatic armored vehicles was seen leaving the US embassy grounds on Sunday morning. Diplomats are burning sensitive documents before leaving the building, and smoke can be seen billowing from the embassy roof. Under such circumstances, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said, the Afghan mission was 'successful'. He also rejected the comparison with Saigon with the withdrawal of Americans from Afghanistan. This information was revealed in a report by AFP.
Earlier, the US State Department said that last Thursday, Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. They said the US was "investing in the security and stability of Afghanistan" in the face of Taliban violence.