Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said during a Tuesday press conference the deadline won’t be extended. He also claimed he is “not aware” of any meeting between CIA Director William Burns and Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar but did not deny that such a meeting took place, The Associated Press reported.
A decision from the White House to extend the Aug. 31 deadline could come as soon as Tuesday following G-7 meetings. The Biden administration has vowed to get every U.S. citizen who wants to leave out of the country.
There are nearly 6,000 U.S. troops at the Kabul airport along with dozens of aircraft, including Apache gunships and armored vehicles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.