News Aug 23, 2021 7:59 PM EST

WATCH: Psaki claims there are no Americans stranded in Afghanistan

At a Monday press conference, White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki said no Americans are stranded in Afghanistan.

WATCH: Psaki claims there are no Americans stranded in Afghanistan
James Anthony Montreal QC

At a Monday press conference, White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki unequivocally stated that no Americans are currently stranded in the troubled nation of Afghanistan.

Fox News's Peter Doocy asked Psaki, "Most of the criticism is not of leaving Afghanistan, it's the way that he has ordered it to happen, by pulling the troops before getting these Americans who are now stranded."

"Does he have a sense of that?"

Psaki answered: "First of all, I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not."

"We are committed to bringing Americans who wanna come home. We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via email, via any way that we can possibly reach Americans to get them home if they want to return home."

Doocy then asked, "'There are no Americans stranded in Afghanistan' is the White House's official position on what's happening in Afghanistan right now?"

Psaki's response was, "I'm just calling you out for saying we were stranding Americans in Afghanistan when I said when we have been very clear, that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home; we are going to bring them home. And, I think that's important for the American public to hear and understand."

Currently, The US Embassy in Afghanistan has ordered American citizens to shelter in place, as the way to Kabul's airport remains insecure.

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