The Main Takeaways From Biden’s News Conference

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“We will leave,” the president said. “The question is when we’ll leave.”

Mr. Biden argued that “it’s going to be hard” to meet the May 1 deadline on the troop withdrawal. However, he added that he is committed it will be executed in a “safe and orderly way.”

“It is not my intention to stay there for a long time,” Mr. Biden said. “The question is how and what circumstances do we meet that agreement that was made by President Trump to leave.”

“There will be responses if they choose to escalate,” Mr. Biden said. “We will respond accordingly. But I’m also prepared for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization.”