The White House considers the possibility of sanctions in connection with the need to protect civilians in Afghanistan, said assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Jake Sullivan.

“There are many protective mechanisms; obviously, there are opportunities associated with sanctions, international isolation,” Sullivan said at a press conference, answering a question about what tools the United States has to protect civilians in Afghanistan and what the States can do to do this. “We are working on some opportunities now,” the presidential aide added.

He stressed that he would not like to go into details so that the U.S. team could communicate directly with the Taliban movement.