Biden Hasn’t Spoken With Any World Leaders on Fall of Afghanistan: White House

President Joe Biden has not spoken to any other world leaders in recent days as the Taliban took over Afghanistan, said national security adviser Jake Sullivan in a news conference on Tuesday. “He has not yet spoken with any other world leaders,” Sullivan said, adding that both he and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have held regular calls “with foreign counterparts.” “Right now, the main issue is an operational issue,” Sullivan continued. “It’s about how we coordinate with them to help them get their people out. And we are operating through logistical channels and policy channels to try and make that happen.” On Monday, Biden issued his first—and only—public comments about the Taliban takeover and ongoing evacuation of Americans and foreigners from the Kabul airport. Thousands of U.S. troops have been deployed to the airport to secure the site. The president has been at Camp David since late last week, …

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