Jen Psaki insists the US does NOT negotiate with terrorists - while Biden says he is 'depending' on the Taliban to let American civilians and Afghan allies out of Kabul before August 31 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Jen Psaki insists the US does NOT negotiate with terrorists - while Biden says he is 'depending' on the Taliban to let American civilians and Afghan allies out of Kabul before August 31

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that 'of course' the US policy is still not to negotiate with terrorists, as Biden administration officials say they are relying on the Taliban to allow safe passage of Americans and American allies to Kabul airport.

'Why haven't we heard the president say, 'The United States does not negotiate with terrorists?' Is that still U.S. policy?' Fox News' Peter Doocy asked the press secretary at a daily briefing.

'Well, of course it is, Peter,' Psaki replied. 'But I would also say that there's a reality that the Taliban is currently controlling large swaths of Afghanistan. That is the reality on the ground, and right now our focus and our priority is getting American citizens evacuated and our Afghan partners evacuated.'

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