State Department spokesman Ned Price said Thursday the Biden administration would make no “judgments just yet” about Afghanistan’s new Taliban regime.
He made the comment in response to a question from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell at a daily press briefing. “What about what we’ve seen on the streets of Kabul, in other places, the lashings, the beatings of people, to say nothing of the appointment of an all-male, non-inclusive cabinet, with at least two Haqqani members with bounties on their head from this State Department?” Mitchell asked.
“So, Andrea, as I said before, we are not going to make sweeping, categorical judgments just yet,” Price replied.
The remarks come as part of a broader offensive by the Biden administration to take an early welcoming