President Biden warned al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups around the world, saying the United States will do whatever is necessary to keep Americans safe.
The warning came after the president’s announcement that a US drone strike in Kabul al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed almost a year after the US pulled out of Afghanistan.
“For all those around the world who continue to try to harm the United States, listen to me now: we will always be vigilant, we will act, and we will always do whatever is necessary to keep Americans at home and around the world safe,” Biden said. at the briefing.
The President said the United States would never again allow Afghanistan to become a safe haven for terrorists.
“My administration will continue to closely monitor al-Qaeda threats, no matter where they come from,” he added.
Biden said it was his job as commander in chief to keep Americans safe.
“The United States did not want this war, it came to us. We have responded with the same principles and determination that have been shaped in the US generation after generation,” he said, adding that those principles are about protecting the innocent, protecting freedom, and maintaining “the light of freedom as a beacon to the rest of the world.”
“We will not break. We never give up. We never back down,” Biden said.